Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2013
    Posts
    92
    Specs:
    13" mid 2012 MBP, 16GB RAM, 2.5GHz i5
    total n00b question
    i will give the scenrio as to how i came about owning a Mac Book Pro, then the question....

    Scenrio:
    my sister in law spills water on the keyboard from a large mouth water bottle. so the mac 'just stops' is how they put it. they took the back off of it and used a hair dryer on the guts to dry it out. its working now and i have my own Administrator account, as well as my Brother and my Sister-in-Law's account... still.
    before i bought it from them for $200 they put all of their accounts on iCloud i guess, and was able to transfer all of their settings and bookmarks to their new Mac Books.

    Question:
    if i delete their accounts from my Mac Book, would i delete their info from iCloud? or even their new machines?
    i know that this is competely stupid, but i am a 100% n00b at OSX

    please dont laugh too hard at me....

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2008
    Posts
    410
    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed13 View Post
    Question:
    if i delete their accounts from my Mac Book, would i delete their info from iCloud? or even their new machines?
    i know that this is competely stupid, but i am a 100% n00b at OSX

    please dont laugh too hard at me....
    You will not affect their cloud data.

  3. #3

    TattooedMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Location
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    Posts
    8,437
    Specs:
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Quote Originally Posted by S.SubZero View Post
    You will not affect their cloud data.
    Exactly, its in the Cloud, thats what its for, so its not on a piece of Hardware . . . .
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
    MoTM ☆☆☆

  4. #4

    newscribe's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2010
    Location
    Switzerland & UK
    Posts
    399
    Specs:
    2010 Macbook - OS X 10.9 - iPhone 4s - iPod - iPad
    Hi OP,

    Personally as this is a second hand Mac, I would do an erase and new OS X install. As I presume yiou have the install disks that originally came with the machine.
    This way you can set the Mac up to your personal preferences.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2013
    Posts
    92
    Specs:
    13" mid 2012 MBP, 16GB RAM, 2.5GHz i5
    actually they said that there wasnt any discs that came with the mac, i though other wise.....
    i have my own Administrator account
    wouldnt that be just as good as a fresh install?

  6. #6

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    9,933
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    Depending upon when this Mac was released it may not have come with install discs. Lion was released in July of 2011 and was downed only. A USB stick version became available later Mountain Lion has always been download only. The last OS released on DVD was 10.6.x.

    Since you have your own administrator account in many cases that might be almost as good unless you are experiencing problems with the machine. If you want to do a clean install you should be able to boot into the Recovery partition and go from there.

    If you can tell us exactly which mac you have, amount of memory, and OS version we can give better advice. Go to the Apple menu choose About This Mac then pick More Info and report the results.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2013
    Posts
    92
    Specs:
    13" mid 2012 MBP, 16GB RAM, 2.5GHz i5
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB, 500 GB HDD, OS X 10.8.4

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2013
    Posts
    92
    Specs:
    13" mid 2012 MBP, 16GB RAM, 2.5GHz i5
    total n00b question
    can anyone give me any advise on what i should look for when i pull the main logic board out of my Mac Book Pro to check for water damage?

    i got this Mac Book Pro from my Brother and his wife, she spilled water from a wide mouth water bottle on the keyboard
    they took the back off and use a hair dryer to clean it up
    and so far its been working
    (they also have a dog)

    so i want to take the main board out clean off the heat sinks, and fans
    and go over the board and look for any signs of water damage and prolly clean it off with some rubbing alcohol while im in there

    can anyone tell me what i should be looking for? i have an associates degree in computer networking so i dont need a lesson in components
    im really wanting to know what tall tell signs i should look for or anything that i should look at for a warning sign that its about to fail

    thanks for any help

  9. #9

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    48,476
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Let's keep this all together as one thread instead of making it into two, especially since the main subject about the spill is the same.

    Also, we suggest you read through our "spills" thread which you can find at the top of the Notebook forum.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. n00b question...be gentle
    By ckshowtime in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-19-2011, 09:27 AM
  2. I'm sorry, n00b question.
    By 83GMCK2500 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-29-2007, 08:08 AM
  3. n00b question
    By Aleex in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-01-2006, 08:12 AM
  4. N00b Question
    By eric4321 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2006, 01:07 PM
  5. Another n00b question
    By mojo17 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-10-2005, 06:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •