selling my 2007 imac

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

  1. freerollin macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2015
    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)

  2. gnawbone macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2007
    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


    Jan 11, 2015
    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

    Mar 12, 2015
    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


    Feb 14, 2014
    Abu Dhabi
  6. Gwendolini macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2015
    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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