How to clean out my old MBP before selling?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iTabone, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. iTabone macrumors regular

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    I don't think I have the restore disks anymore. Any idea of how to do this?
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    What do you have now? SL? I would restore it with that. I just sold my restore leopard disks on eBay, so you could always look there or on Craigslist, or even on the marketplace forum here..
     
  3. iTabone thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually have the SL retail family pack disc. Could you lead me in the right path so I can clear this laptop out without a problem? I'd appreciate it!
     
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I mean worse comes to worse, you could include the SL family pack when you sell the computer. I remember that my brother and I split the cost of the family pack of SL, and it cost like $50. Unless you still need the family pack (and since you are going to get SL included in your new MBP, I would just include that with the sale...

    and as far as "cleaning it", just back everything up and then re-format the HDD with snow leopard.
     
  5. jenlevin macrumors regular

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  6. iTabone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn when I hold down "c", my disc gets ejected?
     
  7. snouter macrumors 6502a

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  8. BuiltforSin macrumors regular

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    So, if you're using Leopard OS still you can just put the install disc right in, and it will erase all old data in the HDD and install with a clean slate? I'm wondering because I plan on selling my MBP shortly. :apple:
     
  9. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, after the CD boots, I would go to Disk Utilities and format the hard drive and then do an install.
     
  10. BuiltforSin macrumors regular

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    Okay, I'll try that. Thanks!

    What do you guys do with all your itunes stuff after you reformat?
     
  11. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean? You're selling the laptop, so your iTunes stuff will sit on whatever you backed it up onto until you copy it over to your next machine.
     

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