Returning iMac??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stefc93, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. stefc93 macrumors regular

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    I am returning and exchanging my 27" i5 week 6 iMac to the local Apple store because there is a little yellow tinge on the right side of the screen and some backlight bleed. I would like to wipe my iMac so it is in factory condition and that everything is set to default. How do I do this? I need to do it quickly!
     
  2. constm macrumors member

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    1. Boot from OS X DVD (hold C to do that)
    2. Choose Disk Utility in one of menus.
    3. Choose Erase and under security options select "zero data".

    It will take about 2 hours for 1 TB hard drive.

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  3. stefc93 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any faster option?
     
  4. constm macrumors member

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    Faster: just move your stuff to trash and choose "Secure erase". Now, is it safer? I'm not sure.

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