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Checklist to Prepare your Mac for Sale

Updated July 16, 2020

  • Collect all accessories, including original boxes, if you have them
  • Plug everything together, test all components, parts and cables
  • Back up your data to time machine, and/or clone your drive
  • Check battery health for MacBooks, save image of report
  • Run system self-check, save image of report
  • Take well lit photos of your actual equipment for listing, show included accessories, details of any described flaws

Assure that you can Sign-on to iCloud with your new Mac or device before taking further steps to reset your old Mac

  • Document model, serial number and condition with images and photos of items, system reports and remarks
  • Remove personal information from your old Mac
  • Unpair iPhone, iPad, Watch and any other blue tooth devices
  • Sign out of iCloud on old Mac
  • Sign out and deauthorize old Mac from your iTunes/App Store account
  • Sign out of iMessage
  • Sign out of your home/office Wi-Fi network
  • Erase hard drive and reinstall macOS
  • Thoroughly clean your Mac and all accessories. Refer to our article ‘How to Clean your Apple Products’
  • Place everything back in original packaging if possible
  • Appropriately box and label for shipping


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