Selling a MBP checklist

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tex-Twil, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hi,
    I have a good opportunity to sell my late 08 UMBP to a friend which will allow me to get the new MBP that Apple will release hopefully soon.

    I would like to ask you if there are any special things I should think about before selling it.

    - I will probably reformat & clean install it.
    - shall I make a contract with my friend so that he has a proof that it belongs to him ? The MBP has still 2 years of AppleCare so maybe he needs such a thing.

    - deauthorise iTunes ?

    something else ?

    Thanks,
    Tex
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    #2
    My usual list:

    -deactivate Photoshop
    -deauthorize iTunes
    -make sure data is backed up
    -boot from install cd
    -erase hard drive (if I'm selling to an "unknown" person I would at least do a zero-out secure erase)
    -install the OS
    -at the setup screen, command-q to shut down
    -make sure computer is lookin' good

    :D


    Applecare is tied to the computer, not the owner. So nope, he doesn't need proof that it belongs to him.
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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  4. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #4
    ok so I sold it.

    but ... I forgot to deauthorize iTunes before wiping it :(
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #5
    Apple allows you to deauthorize all computers about once a year and you have 5 computers you can have the music on so either way its no big deal.
     

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