How to format powerbook 1400

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by raiden1701, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. raiden1701 macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2007
    I have a powerbook 1400cs with only a floppy drive. I am new to Mac computers. I only have floppys built for Windows PC's. I would like to sell this laptop but I either need to format the hard drive (use a utility to permanently erase everything) or just erase all personal info off the drive (permanently). I don't know how to do either of these.

    If I format the drive, I have no way to put an operation system on it.

    Also if I could get a pdf manual of OS 8.1, that could help.


    Mac OS 8.1
    117MHz CPU PowerPC 603e
    Built in memory - 28mb
    RAM doubled to 56mb
    Machine ID - 310
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    You should post this under The Macbook and Macbook Pro Section.

    But in response to your question, I dont see why you have to format the drive. People sell Laptops with OS's on them all the time.
  3. raiden1701 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sorry for the wrong post. I only thought to format to erase all personal info. But I'd rather just delete it only I don't know Mac's so I don't know how or where to get rid of the info.

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