Securing MBP for display repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by h1kar1, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. h1kar1 macrumors regular

    h1kar1

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    Good day everyone

    I need to send out my macbook pro because of a green line thought the screen.

    any way how should i secure my data before droping it off at the apple store?

    They ask for my user password and they state they have to run tests on it.

    Should i start by changing my keygen password.

    Filevault is a good feature also but they will be loging in with my login so defeats that purpose

    Should i create another user with admin permissions and then turn on filevault under my user?

    suggestions comments.


    I have backed up with superduper am ready just use this computer for work and do not need my information and files read by the wrong people.
     
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Strange. They never asked me for username and password. And they could run all the tests the needed.
     
  3. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    I'm wondering where you work and who the 'wrong people' are but tbh, I wouldn't worry about them going through your docs and any attempts to lock them out would be kinda daft considering they built the thing. However, if you've really got stuff you don't want wrong people to find then just whack it in a sparseimage, put it on a flash pen or something & shred the originals.

    Why do i feel like I just aided in conspiracy of something? :D
     
  4. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

    h1kar1

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    Yes the repair paper work asks for it.
     
  5. mosx macrumors 65816

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    Are you in the US?

    If so, your system is going to Flextronics.

    Good luck! Cross your fingers and hope hope hope it comes back undamaged.
     
  6. tip macrumors 6502

    tip

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    Remove admin on your current account.
    Filevault it.
    Create a new account with admin - give that account info to Apple if necessary.

    I just got back my MBP from Apple last week for some fixes (including a screen replacement) - it went to the Houston location, btw.
     
  7. h1kar1 thread starter macrumors regular

    h1kar1

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    Yha tip that was kinda what i was leaning twords just woundering if people did the same.

    any how thanks and yes my fingers will be crosssed

    930am appoinment tomarrow.

    also bought a new macbook pro at a local store to hold be over during the repair. and then will be returend lol.

    can't live with out my macbook pro ......
     

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