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    wiping drive w/o restore discs

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    wiping drive w/o restore discs
    I recently sold my mbp online. If I wipe everything clean and mail the computer, I wouldn't be able to replace the software because I dont have ANY system discs. I could try to erase the data on the hard-drive and just send it without a complete system restore, but Im wondering if that is unsafe, because the next person could recover personal data. Please tell me the best option for this situation.

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    wiping drive w/o restore discs

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    You should never sell, nor should a buyer ever buy, a computer without the restore disks. Suggest you get some from Apple before you ship and use them to restore prior to shipping.
    Mary

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    wiping drive w/o restore discs
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    I would call Apple and get a replacement set of the original disks. Have had several reporting pricing at around $20 for a set.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    wiping drive w/o restore discs

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    Thanks, I called Apple and was able to get restore discs for free under Applecare.

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