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BigMcGuire

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Is there anything I'm doing wrong here? I got contacted by a company that bought my MacBook from Apple saying that Find My was still activated on the MacBook - they showed me a screenshot proving this.

I went to Find My devices and yep, that MacBook shows - so I removed it and let them know. Over the last 10 mins it keeps re-appearing over and over and I'm removing it over and over (4 times now) (with the swipe left - delete then enter in iCloud pw).

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Am I doing anything wrong?

Could have sworn I did this in the Apple Store before trading this in to Apple :/

Anyway, all the help files seem to indicate options to remove from account. I see no such options anywhere on Find My.
 

BigMcGuire

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  1. In the Find My app
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    on your Mac, click Devices.
  2. In the Devices list, select the device you want to remove.
  3. Click the Info button
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    on the map, then click Remove This Device.
    Note: You can also Control-click the device in the Devices list, then choose Remove this Device.
    When you remove a device from Find My, Activation Lock is turned off immediately.


There is no "Remove this Device" on any of my devices!
 
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BigMcGuire

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Ok looks like what I had to do was erase it THEN remove it for it to finally be removed permanently.

"Note: If you no longer have a device (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch), you need to remotely erase it before you can remove it. See Remotely erase a device."

Hasn't re-appeared yet...
 
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BigMcGuire

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And looks like it's gone gone - thanks @usagora - hopefully the company was able to get it working (haven't heard back from them yet either). But good news is, it's staying off Find My. So that's a good sign.
 
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KaliYoni

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good news is, it's staying off Find My
Cool. Now that the Find My situation is solved, be sure to go to your iCloud account (Mac: System Preferences/iCloud/Account Details/Devices, iOS: Settings/Your Apple ID screen name ) and make sure the MacBook no longer shows up as connected to your iCloud account and/or as a trusted device, if you haven't already done so.
 
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