Question about Selling damaged macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lastmandown, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. lastmandown macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    Hello all, so to make a long story short, my friend spilled a glass of water on my macbook. Did the rice thing and other tricks, nothing worked. I got a new one from him and I would like to sell my old one for parts on ebay. I am obviously going to be very specific as to what happened with the laptop and it will be sold "as-is for parts." Not expecting to make a killing or anything but wouldn't mind a little money for it.

    So here is the problem. I can't access any of my files on my hard-drive to delete before selling. So I figured my best bet would just be to remove the hard-drive and not include it. And really the point of all this is to ask the somewhat obvious question: if i remove my hard-drive and sell this computer for the parts (sceen, keyboard, shell, etc...) on ebay, the winner, will not be able to access anything that had to do with my settings, files, programs, or anything else i had on my hard-drive, correct?

    I really am doubting they would be able to access anything, just wanted to hear it from someone who knows a little more about macs than I do.

  2. Yanal macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    everything is stored on the hard drive, remove it and no one will be able to access anything at all..
  3. lastmandown thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
  4. Yanal macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    No problem, I buy broken macs, I can buy from you if it's priced reasonably
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Get an external enclosure for your drive and you've got yourself a new portable hard drive!

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