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How do I prepare a Mac for sale?


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5tevie

 
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Mac Specs: Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz.

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Hi guys,
I have been using my Mac Mini as my main computer for the last 3 years but now I need to upgrade. because of this, I also need to sell this Mac Mini on eBay but I'm a bit worried that a buyer would be able to find my passwords to bank details and such like. So, is there a way to sanitise my computer to totally remove any such info?
Cheers,
Steve.
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Thanks, Chas. I'll see if I can find the discs that came with the Mac when I got it.

The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.
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