Resolved How do I unassociate iMac with Apple ID if unable to boot into macOS Sierra?

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  1. kevinakerberg macrumors member

    kevinakerberg

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    Hi everyone,
    My iMac recently had a graphics card failure and because of that I was unable to properly restore it with a new operating system. So, I connected it to my MacBook Pro via FireWire to fully erase the drive with target disk mode. This proved successful as the Mac boots to a file folder with a question mark, indicating nothing to boot from. However, after I had sold it on eBay for parts or not working, I realized that it was still tied to my Apple ID and that I could see it in the Apple Support app and find my iPhone. Because the hard drive is erased and even if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to access the operating system, how do I untie the Mac from my Apple ID? Thanks.
     
  2. kebrone macrumors member

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    Can you see it in iTunes?
    1. Go to iTunes > Store
    2. At the bottom: Account
    3. From there you have option to Deauthorise computer
     
  3. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Would I do that on a different Mac?
     
  4. kebrone macrumors member

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    In the Account setting you will see "Manage Devices" on that I can remove them, do not use the Deauthorise as I said previously but the Manage Device setting which is below the Deauthorise button.
     
  5. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    The only device on there is my iPad, does this mean my iMac is no longer associated with my Apple ID?
     
  6. kebrone macrumors member

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    But you can find it in iCloud and Find My iPhone/Device?
     
  7. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it's still in my Find my iPhone devices
     
  8. kebrone macrumors member

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    Is there no option to remove it from the iCloud?
    Like on the web based iCloud.com you can sign in, go to Find My Devices and remove it from there?
     
  9. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Went to iCloud.com and was able to remove the iMac from my Apple ID. Thanks for your help :).
     
  10. kebrone macrumors member

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    You welcome. Have a nice day.
     
  11. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    So it no longer shows up in iCloud, but still shows up in find my iPhone. Why?
    --- Post Merged, Jun 14, 2017 ---
    Nevermind, figured it out. Thanks again for your help.
     
  12. kebrone macrumors member

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    Please do tell us how you figured this out so next time if anyone else want to know the answer will be available here.

    Thanks
     
  13. kevinakerberg thread starter macrumors member

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    I checked all things: iCloud, apple support, managing my devices, etc. and it was gone everywhere except find my iPhone. It's gone everywhere else so I assumed it's fine.
     

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