Tips for buying a used Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by leitmotif, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. leitmotif macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking about buying a used MacBook soon. It will be my first Mac and I am looking for tips and advice about once I have the computer. What, if anything, will I need to do in order to make sure I am protected? Essentially, how do I make sure the PO doesn't have anything installed on the computer to allow them to still access the device or a keylogger or something that could bite me or my bank account in the arse later on. Likely, I will purchase a computer from a refurbish company like TekSavers or Gainsaver.

    I look forward to your advice and thank you for your time.
     
  2. TheFridge macrumors newbie

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    You could format your Mac and reinstall the OS. Starting with a clean slate always gives me peace of mind.
     
  3. leitmotif thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Does anyone have any experience using Teksavers or Gainsaver to buy used/refurb macs?
     

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