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I want to sell my old clamshell apple mac laptop on ebay - how do I ensure that there is no information left on the hard disc and any where else - many thanks

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There are 2 ways. I can answer it best if you can tell me : Does the clamshell have a firewire port? Do you have a copy of OS X that is not INTEL?

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