Formating Imac remembering paired device

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JamieJames, May 20, 2012.

  1. JamieJames macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    So, I've reformatted my 2009 iMac (snow leopard) and followed articles on how to prepare my mac for-sale. I've done a 7pass erase via Disk Utility and re-installed snow leopard up until the welcome screen.

    However, when I get to the welcome screen and quit the installer I noticed that the mac had remembered the name I'd given my bluetooth mouse. Where is this stored? How can I get rid of the name I'd given the mouse?

    Any advice would be welcomed

    Many thanks.
    Jamie
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The name of the Bluetooth mouse is kept in the mouse itself. There is no way to remove the name. Just give it a default name like "Magic Mouse".
     
  3. JamieJames thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the prompt reply - is there a way to triple check all the data has been erased from the HD?

    I've booted from the install disk but there doesn't seem to be a 'Finder' option.

    Cheers,
    Jamie
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you've done a 7 pass wipe, it's all gone and can never be retrieved.
     

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