How to prepare a mac pro for sale?

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  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    How to prepare a mac pro for sale?

    I'm planing to sell my mac pro and buy a MPB for portability (and I don't need the power of a MP anymore). What do i need to do before i offer it for sale?

    Is there a guide somewhere? I don't know whether to just delete all my files or do a complete wipe and re install everything?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Complete a clean install of OS X. In the part where you're erasing the HD, select secure erase and 7-pass erase so your data cannot be recovered
    (do this for all HDs).
     
  3. gabicava83 macrumors regular

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    Yap, clean all the dust inside and be honest with your description regarding the condition, plus find the receipts if possible and good pics.

    What's the spec out of interest?

    G.


     
  4. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    Pther then re-installing Mac OSX and general physical cleaning, it should be fine
     
  5. Rainbird macrumors newbie

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    If you used the computer with iTunes, don't forget to "de-authorize" it with Apple.
     

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