iTunes DEauthorization

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  1. laytonhayes macrumors member

    laytonhayes

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    I recently sold my old iBook on eBay and forgot to deauthorize iTunes before shipping. I have three computers and can only play purchased music on two of the comps because the iBook i sold is still on the list. Is there any way to deauthorize a computer you do not have access to? A specific iTunes website that list all of your authorized computers? Any help will be great.
     
  2. brhmac macrumors regular

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    Have you tried apple.com

    Here's the main support page for iTunes...

    http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

    At the bottom of the page, toward the middle, is a link for Frequently Asked Questions. You can look for help there or send an e-mail outlining your situation to an Apple tech. It's free if you register, and you should hear back in 24 hours.
     
  3. GraphicUmp macrumors member

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    Do what brhmac said, email them - I did the same thing (forgot to deauthorize), emailed them and got back a cool response in less than 24 hours, to the effect that there is no way for you to deauthorize a computer you no longer have, but we'll do it for you this time.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    a friendly reminder to everyone that before you sell a computer, you must zero all disk data, then reinstall from the CDs. keeps things like this from happening-- i wonder how much other data was on that machine?

    paul
     
  5. laytonhayes thread starter macrumors member

    laytonhayes

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    Apple just replied, they deauthorized all of my comps. I did zero out the HD before I sold it, I always make sure to do that before I sell a comp/HD. Thanks for all of your help, now I can play my music on all my comps.
     
  6. GraphicUmp macrumors member

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    Zeroing out the hard drive has nothing to do with deauthorizing a computer for iTunes. Absolutely nothing. It isn't a file stored on your hard drive that allows you to play purchased music; it's the logic board ID that is stored in the iTMS. So even if you are sending your computer back to Apple to get the logic board replaced (or even a possibility of replacement) you should deauthorize first.
     

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