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  1. #1

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    Aug 21, 2008
    Mac mini second hand help...
    Ok so i have my eye on a second hand Mac mini to keep my kids of my mac ....
    Can you believe kids these days 5 and 7 and they use it more than me but i am worried about them messing my stuff up..So getting back to my point the Mac mini second hand from Ebay i assume will come with sellers key ring lock on ...How do i get rid of all his stuff including his passwords and reset them to mine ?

    Also can i run this on my small LCD TV screen ??? If not what should i be looking for ?

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    Once you buy the Mini, you should have the current owner freshly install a new copy of the OS, Leopard or Snow Leopard on there and then send it to you and you can then set it up like a brand new machine with your own username/password and so on..

    I run my Mini connect to a 20.1" LCD and that works fine, the Mini will support a maximum of 1920x1200 resolution, so anything up to like 24" are fine..


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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    And make sure the seller includes the original system discs with the machine. They are critical.

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    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    yep, I also recommend the simple finder for kids.. at least it keeps them outa places they simply shouldn't be
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 21, 2008
    Thanks guys and gals your a great help...
    What cable will i need to connect to my VGA LCD Phillips TV screen ? 640x480p...

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