iPod How to deauthorise a computer if the computer is dead....

k2k koos

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Original poster
Ive got an old dead Mac, which is still authorised for iTunes playback.
I want to deauthorise it, how can I do this when the computer is broken......:apple:

Ps: Same goes for an old iPod Nano which didn't survive the laundry......:apple:
 

BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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To deauthorize all computers associated with your account

  1. Click iTunes Store in the Source pane.
  2. If you're not signed in to the store, click the Account button, then enter your account name and password.
  3. Click the Account button again (your ID appears on the button), enter your password, and then click View Account.
  4. In the Account Information window, click Deauthorize All.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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The Kop
Thanks, that's usefull, all I need to do afterwards is to authorise those computers that still need the authorisation right?

And what about iPods? :apple:
That is correct. The button might not appear unless you have all 5 authorisations used (can't quite remember).


iPods do not need authorisation, as long as they are synced with a computer that is authorised then they will work.
 

komiothebeat

macrumors 6502
Jul 8, 2008
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Corona, CA
question...

once you authorize 5 computers.. and then you De-authorize them, does that mean you start anew?, like you can begind authorizing 5 other computers (all my authorizations are from having to reinstall the os on my computer)

:apple:
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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The Kop
Yes that is correct. In future remember to deauthorise before reinstalling (althoguh I never remember myself)