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    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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    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th GeniPad 3
    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..

    Regards

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    Imac 27", i7 3.5GHz, 3TB Fusion drive, 32GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    And make sure the seller includes the original system discs with the machine. They are critical.

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    yep, I also recommend the simple finder for kids.. at least it keeps them outa places they simply shouldn't be
    mike
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    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    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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