Wiping a broken MB that you want to sell?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ll PiStoNs ll, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. ll PiStoNs ll macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, my macbook won't charge anymore and I am positive it is the logic board. I need to sell it to put towards a new one, and I know how to use a hard drive sled to backup everything to my iMac and wipe it clean, but I have a few other questions before I send it away.

    Overall I need to know what I might be overlooking and maybe some tips on wiping the HD from my iMac after I back it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    -It has Mountain Lion (purchased with Snow Leopard). I know the apps I purchased in the app store should be good but what apple id - related stuff should I be worried about with the OS?
    -RAM - Is there anything on the RAM that I should be concerned about?
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Your ID won't be anywhere to be found if you wipe the drive and reinstall OS X. You also might consider zeroing out the drive. (I would if I were you.)

    With the exception of the NVRAM/PRAM (which holds information like your screen resolution, speaker volume, etc.), everything in memory is lost when you power off the machine. So no need to worry there.
     
  3. ll PiStoNs ll thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
     

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