Sending Computer back to Apple (for exchange) How to erase?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by benlee, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    How should I erase the drive? just use disc utility?

    Thanks
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Boot off of a Mac OS X install CD, run Disk Utility, choose the drive, and erase it. Be sure to do a zeroing pass too, otherwise it's easy to get the data back.
     
  3. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    just to help anyone that may stumble upon the thread in the future and needs similar help as I did:

    I had trouble ejecting the install disc after the process. To remedy this I restarted while holding down the trackpad button. (This would be if you were not to reinstall the OS).
     

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