How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby kona.stinky. on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:25pm

Well, I just found a power mac G4 in the garage , so I decided I might try sell it, but when I went to turn it on, it just stays on the loading page, and wont do anything else, does anybody know how you can delete all the (or at least the majority) of the users files?
Any help would be great.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby nagem on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:28pm

FBH.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby kona.stinky. on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:29pm

nagem wrote:FBH.


Urm... I don't really know what that means...
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby EvilDwarf on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:40pm

This is just a guess, mind you, but my money would be on 'Fucking Big Hammer' :p
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby cruiser on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:42pm

She could be calling you a F..ING Butter Head or what he said
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby Oli on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:51pm

Instead of trying to sell someone else's lost property why not hand it in to the Police and be an honest guy? If no one claims it you will get it back in three months, and if someone does claim it you've probably helped someone a great deal...
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby kona.stinky. on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:55pm

I forgot to say, It's my brothers, it has been in the garage and I just recently found it again, the proof being that it has all of my documents on it, thats why I want to delete everything off it.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby cruiser on Fri 10/Sep/10 1:57pm

yellow pages for a professional
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby Oli on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:04pm

Well that's all good then. You may proceed... :thumbsup:
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby sifter on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:06pm

reinstall the operating system?
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby Kyle on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:10pm

Pull out hdd.
Stick in wanghdd in another computer.
MY COMPUTER - > right click FORMAT

This assume it isn't the hdd that's fubar.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby feddydafish on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:16pm

Do Macs even have hard disk drives? I always imagined they had mini Steve Jobs clone-elves running around inside those futuristic white boxes. Maybe you need to feed them some more iFood or whatever it is they run on...
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby kona.stinky. on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:17pm

sifter wrote:reinstall the operating system?


It wont go past the loading screen.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby OliverBendix on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:27pm

Take the HDD out and sell it without it? Sounds a bit fuxxored anyway.
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Re: How Do You Delete Everything Off A Mac That Doesn't Work?

Postby RussS on Fri 10/Sep/10 2:28pm

Yup, Nagem has it right - perfect for any MAC .... FBH
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