Erasing Hard Drive with No Working Video Card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by three2won, May 19, 2013.

  1. three2won macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2013
    I recently just bought a new macbook pro after the video card died in my old one (15" from 2007). Do any of you guys know a way to securely erase the old hard drive so I will be able to sell it safely? Everything is already transferred to the new hard drive. And would I use the same method to erase my external hard drive (WD My Passport for Mac)? Thanks in advance
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    Put your old mac in target disk mode, and use firewire to hook it up to your new macbook if you can.

    If your new macbook doesn't have firewire, take the old hard drive out (by taking the machine apart) and wipe it using an external drive caddy.

    Better yet, take it into an apple store, they'll do that for free because you purchased a new machine.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Target disk mode and disk utility are your friends.
  4. three2won thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2013

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