Returning Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by B.Chang, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. B.Chang macrumors member

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    Hello,

    So I just purchased a Macbook Air 13" last Wednesday, and since then I have found that it is sort of lacking in the CPU for my tasks (I work in a lab so I have to do a lot of computational work and modeling). As a result I wanted to return my current for the better processor version.

    My question is basically if I go return it, will the store handle wiping the drive and such, or should I do it ahead of time? Also how would I go about doing that considering I do not have a Airport Extreme or portable drive.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. parapup macrumors 65816

    parapup

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    You can't really trust anyone on your data - so I would strongly advise doing the data wipe yourself before returning the Air.

    Your Air must have come with a USB stick - OS X Install Disk. You can boot the computer using that and then once the installer starts go to Disk Utility and then Erase the drive by writing zeros once. That should be adequate.
     
  3. B.Chang thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah alright I didn't realize there was a USB included.

    Thanks,
    Brian
     

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