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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Some questions about this iMac C2D 20" x1600... HELP!

I have a chance to buy an iMac using store credit and can then resell it for cold hard cash. specs:
Core2Duo 2.16GHz
3GB RAM (I have spare DDR2 to make this 4GB of faster RAM)
250GB hard drive
Radeon x1600 video
20" screen, 1-2 minuscule scratches.

What's it worth (approximately) and is there such thing as a factory refresh on a hidden partition, etc? There are no discs with it.

Wired KB/mouse at least.

Please let me know quickly, I can't hold it for long!

MANY THANKS!!
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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Depending on the extent of the "scratches", I'd say about $600, maybe $700 if you are willing to wait.
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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thank you - and that used mac site confirms the $600 value. Now the big issue is if I can do a factory refresh without OS discs?

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Old Apr 6th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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factory refresh no, but you could create a new admin account and nuke the existing one.
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Old Apr 6th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Well I bought it and brought it home. Mind telling me how I go about that account stuff? I'm still new to macs. In the meantime, I'll try on my own.

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Old Apr 6th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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login as their user, system prefs/accounts then authenticate by clicking the lock open (bottom left corner) and entering password. then hit the + sign, create a new account with admin privileges, give it a password (or leave blank) and then log out of their user, log in as thew one you created, go back into sys prefs and authenticate then choose their account and hit the - button to delete it

warning:if there is anything in their user folder you want to keep move it to the shared folder first, as this will erase any and all items in their docs/music/movies etc

global applications and prefs etc will remain, but all their user specific items will be gone.
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Boy I sure hope the password doesn't snag me up... I'll have to keep it as-is or get a legal copy of OS-X somewhere. I think I have an old one in the shop...
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