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Why sell Mac Mini to us?
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Once you item arrives with us we will assess your unit and aim to have your money sent to you after 48hrs. You can have a bank transfer or PayPal payment.
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At Macback we have secure security protocols from booking in to the payment of your funds. Safe, quick and secure.
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Macback is part of the ILS group that specialises in data security and the handling of redundant electronics from high security industry sectors. We will disk wipe your item to the data protection legislation standard.
Should you not be 100% satisfied with our service we will return your item by next day courier. Our aim is to have you as a satisfied customer first and foremost.
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More info about Mac Mini
There were three generations of the Mac minis. Each generation has its own technical specifications. Some summary about Mac Minis and their advantages.
Mac Mini G4
Mac mini G4 is a small desktop computer created by Apple Inc. It is called the mini because of its small size. It weighs I at just 1.2 kg and is 36mm tall. The Mac mini G4 has 1 GB of memory and has a 2.5-inch Ultra ATA/100 hard drive.
- Produced from early 2005 to late 2005
- Processor: 1.25 GHz, 1.33, 1.42 or 1.5 GHz PowerPC G4
- Memory: From 256 Mb to 512 Mb
- Hard drive: 2.5″ 40 or 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 at 4200 rpm
Unfortunately the buy back service is not applicable to Mac mini G4. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Mac Mini Intel
The Intel based Mac Mini is a desktop computer by Apple Inc. which has two different versions available. One has a mobile dual-core 64-bit Intel Core i5 processor which has 3 MB on-chip L3 cache. The other available option has a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6 MB on-chip L3 cache. The graphics processor for most Intel-based Mac minis have integrated GPUs.
- Produced from early 2006 to late 2009.
- Processor: Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo from 1.5 GHz to 2.53 GHz
- Memory: 512 Mb, 1 Gb or 2 Gb
- Hard drive: 60 GB, 80 Gb, 120 Gb, 160 Gb or 320 Gb
You can sell your Mac Mini Intel for up to £140. Quote now
Unibody Mac Mini
The Unibody Mac mini is a desktop computer from Apple Inc. Originally the all-aluminium enclosure known as the Unibody was developed for MacBook Air. Starting in mid-2010 and featuring a removable panel on the bottom, users began to be able to upgrade the Ram. Because the Unibody Mac mini has a built in power supply, there is no need for an external power supply.
- Produced from mid 2010 to late 2014
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i5 & i7
- Memory: from 1 Gb to 4 Gb 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
- Hard drive: from 320 GB to 2 Tb SATA HDD
You can sell your Unibody Mac Mini for up to £545. Quote now
Preparing your Mac Mini for sale
- 1 - Create a backup
- 2 - Sign out of iTunes
- 3 - Sign out of iCloud
- 4 - Sign out of iMessage
- 5 - Erase and reinstall OS X
Before your send us your Mac Mini, it is a good idea to make a backup of your information. A backup is created as an extra copy of the file on your computer so that you can transfer these files to your new computer and continue to have access to them long after your Mac Mini is gone.
There are a few different ways to do a backup on your computer. One of the most common ways is to use iCloud to backup your documents, music, calendars, photos, and anything else you want to keep from your Mac Mini.
Backing up your computer is a fairly simple, straightforward process. However, if you would rather not attempt to do it on your own you can hire someone to do it for you at a very reasonable price.
After you have created a backup of the files on your Mac Mini, you will want to make sure that you sign out of iTunes. To do so, open iTunes. On the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose “store”. Next, choose Deauthorise this Computer. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, you should click Deauthorise to complete the process of signing out of iTunes.
When you deauthorise your computer, you are removing access to the content you purchased from iTunes while you owned your Mac Mini. This means that the next person who receives your Mac Mini will not be able to access any of your movies, music, books, or other content so it is a pretty important step to complete.
Before starting, you will need to archive or make copies of your iCloud data if you use any iCloud features on your iMac like Find my Mac.
The next step is to go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then click iCloud and uncheck the Find My Mac checkbox. Lastly, sign out of iCloud. Go to System Preferences where you should click iCloud and sign out. You will be asked whether you want to remove iCloud data from your Mac Mini.
Remember, when you sign out of iCloud, you are not removing data from your iCloud account. You are only removing data from your Mac Mini so the next owner will not have access to it. Your iCloud data will remain safe in the cloud and you will be able to access it again once you log into another device using the same Apple ID.
This is a short, easy step to be taken if your iMac is using the OS X Mountain Lion or later. If not, you will not have to do this step.
If you are using the OS X Mountain Lion or later, go to the Messages app and click on Preferences. Next, select accounts and select your iMessage account. Finally, click Sign Out.
This is the final step you should take if you are selling your Mac Mini. Before you start, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Restart your Mac Mini. When you hear the startup sound, hold Command and R keys to go to OS X Recovery. Then, select Disk Utility and Continue. Select the name of your startup disk and click the Erase tab. To erase the drive, click Security Options and choose an erase method before clicking OK.
When you see the format pop-up menu, choose Mac OS Extended. Type a disk name and then click Erase. After the drive has been erased, you can close the Disk Utility window.
Next, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu if you are not connected to the Internet any longer. Choose the option Reinstall OS X. You can next click Continue, and follow the directions on the screen to finish reinstallation.
Q&A about selling your Mac Mini to us
Q: When do I get paid for my Mac Mini?
Q: Is it safe for my personal data to sell a Mac Mini?
Q: I don’t know the model and the specs of my Mac Mini – what should I do?
Still have some questions? Please contact us for more info.