help! i've sold my macbook but didnt wipe the HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rossyriot, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. rossyriot macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    hey, guys

    i sold my macbook pro, i was planning on wiping it however it ended up that i didn't have time.

    I've just deleted all my documents and stuff, however a lot of the stuff is still linking to my accounts, I've tried to get as much away i could.

    What i had to do was to sell it and change all my passwords for my:
    apple ID

    if they try to log onto my accounts as it used to be done automatic, will they be promoted to put in the new password?

    The documents are nothing worth values its just my college work, i know some files can be recovered however that fine.

    My main issue is all my accounts linking etc..

    is changing the password's enough? what should i do? make new accounts or what not?

    just generally like to know the best course of action.

    the guy said he'll probz wipe it anyway, and he seems a genuine person

    that still doesn't ease my worry.

    any help or suggestions would be great thanks guys.
  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2011
    Gallifrey, 5124
    i guess the best thing you can do is contact the guy and ask him to wipe it.
  3. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    I don't think there is much of anything you can do now except maybe change your internet passwords and what not if they are saved in the browser.
  4. acedickson macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2004
    Change all of your passwords NOW, don't wait.
  5. karthi macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2006
    Change passwords

    When ever you change the password, the SSO ticket generally get invalidated, so that the login will ask for new pwd.
  6. nickcao macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    should be okey, if he is trying to reset the passwords, google/apple will ask for the old password typing comfirm.
  7. rossyriot thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011

    okay cheers guys,

    erm so i've changed my gmail, apple id, and i'm just going changing stuff as and when i log in.

    i also stopped it from remembering my internet password before i sold it.

    are you sure thats going to be enough? thanks.
  8. nickcao macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    normal user will just format and install fresh os asap.
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2004
    If you've changed the passwords there's no way the password saved in the keychain on your old machine will validate.

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