Deauthorizing iTunes media for a broken computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 12dylan34, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi everyone, just one question.

    I have an older MacBook Pro that the GPU just failed on, and the repair will cost more that the machine is worth, so I think that I'm just going to retire it. I plan on buying a new iMac whenever it's updated.

    My question is how to deauthorize my iTunes media on the broken MBP, given that I can't do it on the computer itself, nor connect it to an external display. The rest of the hardware in the computer works (i.e. I can access its files through the network when it's turned on) if that's any help.

    Is there a way to manage this online or something?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    You can use iTunes on any computer, log into the store, then in your account information there is a button "deauthorize all" which will deauthorize all your computers. On each computer that is working, you will have to authorize the computer the next time you are using iTunes.

    I would only bother if you reached your limit of 5 authorized computers, or if your computer was stolen instead of broken.
     
  3. 12dylan34 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, thanks! I actually thought about that after I posted. I'm fairly certain I've reached my limit of 5, but I'll probably just wait until I get the new machine to check.
     

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