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How to deauthorise a computer if the computer is dead....

Discussion in 'iPod' started by k2k koos, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    k2k koos

    Ive got an old dead Mac, which is still authorised for iTunes playback.
    I want to deauthorise it, how can I do this when the computer is broken......:apple:

    Ps: Same goes for an old iPod Nano which didn't survive the laundry......:apple:
  2. macrumors 68040


  3. macrumors 6502a

    k2k koos

    Thanks, that's usefull, all I need to do afterwards is to authorise those computers that still need the authorisation right?

    And what about iPods? :apple:
  4. Administrator emeritus


    That is correct. The button might not appear unless you have all 5 authorisations used (can't quite remember).

    iPods do not need authorisation, as long as they are synced with a computer that is authorised then they will work.
  5. macrumors 68000


    yes, you have to have 5 computesr authorized to be able to de-authorize all of them.
  6. macrumors 6502



    once you authorize 5 computers.. and then you De-authorize them, does that mean you start anew?, like you can begind authorizing 5 other computers (all my authorizations are from having to reinstall the os on my computer)

  7. Administrator emeritus


    Yes that is correct. In future remember to deauthorise before reinstalling (althoguh I never remember myself)

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