Erasing my Mac completely for a sale

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by houssein31, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. houssein31, Feb 21, 2015
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    houssein31 macrumors regular

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    Im going to sell my MBA in a couple of hours. Can anyone tell me how to completely erase everything of my mac and reinstalling Yosemite?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As a starting point, you can check Mac2Sell, eBay (including completed sales), and Amazon for prices of similar models, to get an idea of what a reasonable price may be.

    Don't check just once source, but get an average from all sites for a more accurate idea. Some sites may be higher/lower than is realistic. Then adjust the price to account for condition, configuration, remaining AppleCare coverage (if any), etc. If the model is recent enough, you can also check the Apple refurbished store to see what similar models are selling for.
     
  3. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I would listen to GGJstudios' advice and I would not trade the Air for the iPads etc.
     
  4. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Boot from an external USB device, use Disk Utility to repartition the drive (1 partition), reinstall the OS. At least that's what I do.
     
  5. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  7. catalyst07 macrumors member

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    This should be a sticky because I see it posted every month
     

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