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    Faulty GPU, inaccessible HDD

    I have a MacbookPro A1150 from 2006 that has a faulty GPU and can't boot. I want to sell this on ebay for parts, but would like to include the HDD. However, without all my information on it. Is there a way to completely erase all data on the HDD? I don't have the means to firewire into it or to put it in another machine. Perhaps a way through a bootable dvd or thumb drive?


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    16Gb Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    Have you checked with Apple to see if it is eligible for out-of-warranty repair?

    NVidia delivered a substantial number of defective units to Apple (and others) and a subsequent settlement on the issue could mean potential no-cost repair, so it may be worth checking first.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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