New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Thinking about selling my ibook...


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
unity
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Ok, here's the deal, I'm thinking about selling my ibook but I don't know how I can erase my personal files. Any ideas guys?

Thanks in advance
QUOTE Thanks
Desolate One
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

You could always do a fresh install. If you bought it new you should have the apropriate disks.

But more importantly why are you thinking about selling it???
QUOTE Thanks
unity
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I want to get a PowerBook, I have the original documentation, Cd's and everything I just don't know how to do it. :dummy:
QUOTE Thanks
Desolate One
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by unity
I want to get a PowerBook, I have the original documentation, Cd's and everything I just don't know how to do it. :dummy:
I was just thinking to myself, He's thinking PowerBook! But I didn't want to get ahead of myself. Far too many, "This is too hard, I'm getting a Dell" threads about the boards.
Unfortunately I'm very green myself so I would just be guessing. Pop in the disk, see if there's an option to resort back to a fresh install. Windows has an option as such, perhaps the same applies to OSX?
QUOTE Thanks
trpnmonkey41

 
Member Since: Jul 22, 2003
Location: Hamilton College
Posts: 7,003
trpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to beholdtrpnmonkey41 is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano

trpnmonkey41 is offline
Put in your software restore cd

Restart the computer and hold down C as soon as the computer starts to boot up
Select the option Erase and Install

Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
Or if you are really paranoid about personal information, hook up your mac to another one, boot yours in firewire disk mode and then open disk utility on the second machine.

Select the disk to be erased and under erase options select both features.

They make sure any personal information cannot be retrieved.

Then do a fresh installation for the new buyer.
QUOTE Thanks
unity
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aptmunich
Or if you are really paranoid about personal information, hook up your mac to another one, boot yours in firewire disk mode and then open disk utility on the second machine.

Select the disk to be erased and under erase options select both features.

They make sure any personal information cannot be retrieved.

Then do a fresh installation for the new buyer.
Ummm is the process difficult ?
QUOTE Thanks
MACyMouse

 
MACyMouse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 25, 2004
Location: Australia (American born)
Posts: 710
MACyMouse has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MBP 15" 2006 | 2011 21.5in iMac-1tb-i5-12gig | iPhone 3gs

MACyMouse is offline
When I bought my ibook (used) the girl left alot of her files on here. Unimportant but I didn't want "her" clutter. I had all the docus and cd's so I just did a brand new clean install. wiped out all her stuff.
It's very easy to do a clean install
QUOTE Thanks
unity
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I actually went to the apple store last night and got myself a brand new Powerbook =). I'm soooo pleased with it. Mac rocks my world! Anyways, I have the firewire cable at home and will try and do the clean install tonight. I'll keep everyone posted as I progress.

Thanks for the info!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« how to have a clear dock | Sleep and Go? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Was thinking about getting an ibook, need help. freddiecarr Apple Notebooks 3 07-20-2004 04:28 AM
Thinking about 12" iBook G4 shadov Apple Notebooks 3 12-12-2003 06:11 AM
I'm thinking about getting an iBook 1GHz G4 ibookg4computer Apple Notebooks 5 12-02-2003 06:53 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?