Erasing Mac Mini Computer

You need to sell this old Mac Mini and get as much cash for it as possible? It happens to all of us. Needless to say that you would like it where none of your info on this device, including your personal login account and iCloud features within.

There are some things you’ll want to do to prepare the Mac Mini for sale:

Erasing Mac Mini: How To Erase Everything On HDD?

Back Up Your Mac Mini

Make sure everything is backed up: Even if you’re using Time Machine to back up your Mac Mini onto an external hard disk drive, we recommend going through all directories to make sure that everything has either been migrated to your new computer or is available from a backup.

De-authorize iTunes

De-authorize iTunes: If you have more than one computer, you might want to de-authorize iTunes on the old Mac Mini that you’re about to get rid of. This makes sure that you don’t accidentally bump up against the limit of five computers that can play your iTunes Store purchases.

Erase Hard Drive

Erase your hard drive: The best way to erase your hard drive is to boot from a Mac OS X installer disk, if you have one. To do this go to the Utilities menus when the installer comes up. Select Disk Utility. Select the drive. Click on the  Erase tab. By doing this you make darn sure none of your personal information is retrievable.

Reload the OS

If you’re getting ready to sell Mac Mini, reload the OS at this point. However don’t start going through the Setup Assistant. Instead, when you see the start-up screen, use Command-Q to quit the installer. Shut the computer down. The next time it is started up, the new owner will get to go through all of the joy of setting up their new Mac Mini.


Mac mini can be used for home theater (cinema) applications as part of a home entertainment system. Current Mac mini models include an HDMI port for easy connection with modern televisions and home theater receivers. However it can be classified as a home theater PC (HTPC) with some limits. For instance, the Mac mini does not include an integrated TV tuner card. It cannot be upgraded to install one internally and accessing TV requires external devices like Elgato’s EyeTV USB adapter or SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun networked TV tuner.

The Mac mini can also run third-party front-end media player applications for Mac OS X, such as Plex or XBMC.

One of the most notable features of the Mac mini is its size. The original design measured 2.0 × 6.5 × 6.5 inches. The exterior of the original Mac mini was made of aluminum, and the original design had no visible screws. It was not meant to be upgraded by the user.

Mac mini can also be used as the TV media player and center.


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