selling my 2007 imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by freerollin, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. freerollin macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    my imac is just collecting dust.. it has been for some years now, so i've decided i should sell it

    My worries are my internet history (porn etc *embarrassed face*) and some personal photos

    i've heard clearing cookies and internet history doesnt do much, so how do i clear everything?

    Also, can someone give me an idea how much i can expect to get for this?

    I dont know the specs, but i do know it what the top of the range model, bought in 2007 (largest screen etc)

    Thanks
     
  2. gnawbone macrumors newbie

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    I don't know about how much you should get for it but the best way to 'clear' the machine is to create a new identity. Go to Preferences, Users and Groups, click the + in the lower left corner and add a new account - making that account have Admin privileges. After you've done that delete the account you currently use.
     
  3. roadkill401 macrumors 6502

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    A dual core imac.. I would wonder if it really has any serious value. Have you ever thought about donating it to a needy family or charity. The value in Karma is probably far more than $$ value you will get for cash.
     
  4. freerollin thread starter macrumors member

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    im concerned about my porn history being discovered and you suggest giving it to a family member?? pshhh, karma? get lost mate
     
  5. CausticSoda macrumors 6502

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  6. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    I gave my porn ridden 2007 iMac to a family member, and as I formatted the storage drive and reinstalled Mac OS X, that family member had to get her own porn.
     

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