How do I erase my information on my Mac - I have to ship it back to Apple

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Smittay, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Smittay macrumors member

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    hey everybody

    i got an iMac and transferred all my information onto it. now there is a hardware defect and I have to ship it back to Apple and they are sending me a new imac.

    how do i erase all my info off the faulty iMac? I've never done this before and I was wondering what the best way is -- and you guys are the best on here :)

    Thanks so much,
    smitt:)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Boot from Install Disk 1 and do an Erase and Install.
     
  3. Smittay thread starter macrumors member

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    really, so just boot off the install disc and erase and install huh?

    that sounds easy :)

    Ps - Thanks :)
     

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