Preparing MBP for Resale

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BWOracle, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. BWOracle macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I've ordered a MacBook Pro Retina scheduled for delivery around July 20th. It's replacing my 2009 MBP 13 inch.

    Question: What should I do to prepare MBP 13 for resale?

    I know with the iPhone or iPad, I can reset and wipe out all my personal data in settings but have no idea how to do it on a Mac.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Cypther macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2012
  3. Inopia-Vi macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Lost in space
    And hit quit before the intro video pops. Your buyer will be delighted! :)
  4. G15 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2011
    Weimar, Germany
    I also want to sell my 2009 MacBook Pro - is there a way to sell it with Lion?
    The MBP shipped with SL and was upgraded to Lion last year, but this upgrade only is for one user or (the buyer)?
  5. BWOracle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    What do you mean by remove the hard drive (I'm assuming you don't mean physically)?
  6. GGJstudios, Jun 21, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 21, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  7. dreamtenstudios macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Agree w/the previous poster -- you definitely want to wipe your drive completely (ctrl + r at boot), then do Lion Internet recovery.

    If you plan on selling via eBay, I'd recommend taking a bunch of high quality photos of the machine, particularly if it's in good condition. I just prepped mine for sale and took about 30 or so pics with a dslr to show every detail I could.

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