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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hey everyone, I have a few questions for those of you who know and understand laptops better than I do. I have a macbook that completely shut off. The Keyboard lights would still come on when I was trying to turn it on but the screen just stays black. Anyways.. I want to sell the laptop to someone who wants to try and fix it up. My question is how do I get my information off the computer if I can't turn it on? I assume selling a laptop without a harddrive makes it pretty damn worthless. Sorry guys I don't have much knowledge on this. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

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Remove the hard drive from the MacBook, place it in a USB carrier and attach it to another computer and erase it. You can even use a PC as long as you no longer need the data that's on the drive. If you need the data that's on the drive, again place it in a USB carrier and then copy your data from it to another Mac.
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Thanks so much chscag! So I do that and there is nothing left on the computer right? The Hard drive stores every and all information?
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Thanks so much chscag! So I do that and there is nothing left on the computer right? The Hard drive stores every and all information?
That's correct. Once all data has been removed from the hard drive, nothing remains that's personal to you.
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