Selling my macbook... But how should i prepare to sell it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 12991, May 19, 2007.

  1. 12991 macrumors member

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    So im selling my macbook, im trying to use computers less, and id rather have some money.

    But what should i do before i sell it?? I have lots of stuff on it, should i just transfer my i need on my other computer and just clear cache and cookies in firefox and delete my emails? But what about the registration info? how do i do this all? What else do i need to do?
     
  2. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Maybe wipe the whole drive and do a reinstall and put the username as Owner put the time and date in, thats what I would do.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    good job on trying to reduce computer usage! i would just reinstall all the original stuff via the restore discs and call it good. all software include the the cds and sn's as well
     
  4. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's best to write down the disk to zeros with security software which will make it unrecoverable down to DOD standards (7 random passes). Unfortunately I think all the OS X applications that do this cost money...
     
  5. Dr. Rengers macrumors member

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    Yeah, overwriting the HD with zeros is a good idea. And it's free! Just check out Disk Utility, that will do it for you. Then put in the OS X install dvd and after it booted, force-quit the computer. It will be as new!
     
  6. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Oh come on...be a champ use the Disk Utility to do a 35-time pass its great fun if you have a week to kill.:D
     
  7. iW00t macrumors 68040

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