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    burekbeba's Avatar
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    Feb 20, 2012
    MBP June 2009 17 inch/iPhone/iPad 1st Gen/iMac 3.06 GHz, 27 inch mon.
    How to Prepare MacBook Pro for New Owner
    What's the best way to prepare a MacBook Pro for a new owner. I don't have much personal data on it right now, but I do want to make sure I take off what is there before handing it over to its new owner.


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    robduckyworth's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    Use the original install disks, boot to the disc, and install a fresh copy of the Operating System. it'll be like it was out of the shop.
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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Even better if you have the original discs is erase and format the drive and allow the buyer to do his/her own install, setup passwords etc. All part of nthe learning experience.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Moved to correct forum. Not a topic for the "Lounge".

    Also please read our Sticky Post about preparing your Mac for a new owner: LINK

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    Nov 08, 2010
    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    If you secure erase your hard drive then you will be sure that all of your info is off of the machine for the next owner.

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