Quick and easy way to FORMAT my MAC?


macrumors 68000
Jan 22, 2003
In your head.
I really wouldn't worry.
Reinstall the OS and zeroing out the HD should be enough, but not even necessary. Tools exist to scavenge drives, even after writing zeros, but they involve removing the platters and … Don’t worry.

They don't care, and the odds are that the person that gets your Mac after it's refurbed, will likley not care either.


macrumors 68000
May 15, 2005
NG9, England
What is it exactly that is that important, (before you jump me, I know some things are), that a erase and install wouldn't solve to a reasonable level?

Before doing this, how about sticking in Install disc 1, rebooting and opening up disc utility from the menu. Format from there then erase and reinstall.