Macbook pro sale prep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by James94l, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. James94l macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    Hi all,

    I've got a 2009 MBP I'm about to sell but I need to wipe my hard-drive (lots of sensitive client information etc, not just dodgy websites) and I'm running 10.6.8 with a disk-drive which doesn't want to work...

    As I'm looking to sell I'm really not wanting to spend any money on this machine, just to get it out the door ASAP as I've treated myself to a iMac and a iPad.

    I've tried google but I haven't found something which answers my exact question.

    What can I do?

    Thanks for your help

  2. alex0002 macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2013
    New Zealand
    This was the first search result for: selling mac

    But it seems that your main problem is a failing disk drive (it could also be the SATA cable).

    1. Remove the disk drive and sell the Mac for parts/repair.
    2. Install a new or good second hand disk drive or SSD and follow the instructions in the link above, then keep or destroy the drive with the sensitive data.

    If this is true, then choose option 1.

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