Help please w/MBPr return

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipad3g, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. ipad3g macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2010
    Hello, Can someone please help me with wiping MBPr running latest version of yosemite. I need to wipe it completely, going to return it to best buy today. Waiting for the Macbook Air Retina, After upgrading to MBPr I noticed that I don't need all the ports anymore. I find myself using airplay mirror with apple TV and Airdrop plus iCloud with iPhone an iPad, never have to use USB ports, so I think the new Macbook Air will work perfect. Please let me know how to wipe all my information on this mac....thanks!!
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    Sign out of everything, especially iTunes and iCloud. Open Disk Utility and Erase the drive. If you put personal stuff on it you'll want to run one of the more secure wipes. It took hours on my iMac, but it had a spinning platter drive, not an SSD.
  3. ipad3g thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2010
    When I open Disk Utility, I only see an option to erase "Free Space", How do I erase everything?
  4. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    its real easy to reimage your mac. You can always go to apple and they will help.
  5. dyt1983, Feb 8, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
  6. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Also I know I can't speak for every best buy but when I used to work at Geek Squad we had to restore everything to factory settings. So if you don't feel like restoring it just log out of accounts and delete sensitive data then return it. If you know how to do it I would still advise you restore it though.
  7. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    All you really need to do is deauthorize iCloud, etc, delete your account and files, and then erase free space. This writes over all the empty space so that data recovery programs would not find any deleted data.

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