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    Wiping MacBook Clean
    So I got a new MacBook Pro yesterday and I am going to send in my old MacBook Pro to the company Apple uses to recycle laptops. Before I send it in though, I want to wipe the old laptop clean of everything. How do I go about that? I can't seem to find the CD I could use to basically re-install the operation system. Any other way to do this?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Remove the hard drive from the old MBP and place it in a USB carrier or use an adapter. Attach it to your new MBP, run Disk Utility, wipe it clean using at least a single secure pass. (I recommend 3 times.) Put it back in the old MBP and ship it off to Apple.

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