Tips for buying a used Mac?

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

  1. leitmotif macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2011
    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

    Jun 19, 2011
    South Africa
    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

    Jun 27, 2011

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

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