Once You Repair a Faulty 2nd Hand Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ohmic12, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. ohmic12 macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2018

    New here so dont know if this is the right forum to post in.
    So my question is this after having not much luck searching for answers:

    Say i buy a faulty macbook pro off someone, like say it turns on but the screen remains blank, so I manage to fix the fault and get the screen working again but now what?

    My understanding is that the pro will still be attached to the previous owner apple id, so does that mean I wont be to use it now?
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    The previous user should have removed it from their iCloud account using the Find My iPhone app on an iOS device, or the iCloud.com web site. They can still do that, as long as you’re in touch with them. Once you get the Mac working, I assume you’ll then erase the Mac and reinstall the OS, so that you can setup as a new Mac. That deals with any other issues with logins, etc.
  3. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
    Can't see any problem, I bought my iMac second-hand back in 2012, the previous owner had paid for 3 year extended warranty too, it all came over to me.
  4. ohmic12 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2018
    Sweet thank you for the reply, i didnt realize that the previous owner could go to icloud.com to remove their apple id, for some reason I thought the only way they could do it was for them to have physical access to the device again.

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