Selling Macbook Pro...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lugnutz, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Lugnutz macrumors member

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    I have an older Macbook Pro that's been laying around that I want to throw on Ebay. It has Snow Leopard on it. I'm really not familiar with Macs and I'm wondering what is the best way to reset the computer to sell? I want to make sure all my personal information is erased.
     
  2. Jacooch macrumors member

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    How old and how much are you asking?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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  4. Lugnutz thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a a1226 from around 2007. It is in a bit of rough condition physically. Not fishing to sell it here. I do not have the install CD's. If I just upgrade it to Lion would that erase everything?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Get the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD, as Lion will be bound to your Mac App Store (MAS) / iTunes account.
    And just upgrading will only do an upgrade, you have to actually delete some stuff.
    Maybe have a look at the two links I posted.
     
  6. Lugnutz thread starter macrumors member

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    I skimmed the two links. Looks like I'll have to buy the OS disc. Thankfully it's cheaper than Windows. Does Apple limit how many machines I can install it on?
     

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