Sell MacBook Air
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Why sell MacBook Air 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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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 MacBook Air
There are 2 generations of MacBook Air currently. Each generation has its own technical specifications. Some summary about MacBook Air and their advantages.
Early models (Intel core)
The early model MacBook Air with an Intel core is a notebook computer from Apple Inc. that featured a full-size keyboard, and iSight camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. The aluminium frame made this notebook light, thin, and easily portable. The first models of this computer were released in 2008 and the operating system was OS X. The display was 1280 x 800, and the screen was 13.3 inches (11.6″ in late models). The MacBook Air had either HDD or SSD storage.
- Produced from early 2008 to late 2010
- Display: 13.3″, native 1280 × 800 pixels (16:10) or 11.6″, native 1366 × 768 (16:9)
- Processor: 1.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz or 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 2 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: from 80 Gb to 120 Gb HDD or 64,128, 256 Gb SSD
You can sell your MacBook Air of the first generation for up to £235. Quote now
Modern models (Intel i-series)
The more modern model of MacBook Air has an Intel i-series. This light, portable Apple notebook computer has been updated since earlier models to feature more storage options. The options available for the Intel i-series MacBook Air notebooks are 64, 128, or 256 GB SSD. The video cameras were upgraded to FaceTime which provides HD video in 720p.
- Produced from mid 2011 to early 2015.
- Display: 11.6″, native 1366 × 768 (16:9) or 13.3″, native 1440 × 900 (16:10)
- Processor: 1.7 GHz (i5-3317U) dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.7/2.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
- Memory: 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
- Hard drive: 64 GB or 128 GB SSD, 128 GB or 256 GB PCIe-based SSD
You can sell your MacBook Air Intel i-series for up to £510. Quote now
Preparing your MacBook Air 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 MacBook Air, 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 MacBook Air 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 MacBook Air.
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 MacBook Air, 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 MacBook Air. This means that the next person who receives your MacBook Air 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 MacBook Air like Find my MacBook Air.
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 MacBook Air.
Remember, when you sign out of iCloud, you are not removing data from your iCloud account. You are only removing data from your MacBook Air 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 MacBook Air 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 MacBook Air. Before you start, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
Restart your MacBook Air. 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 MacBook Air to us
Q: I don’t have the power supply – what should I do?
A: No problem we will still buy your MacBook Air. For any item sent to us without a power supply you have 2 options. Send the item in and we will deduct £15 for the cost of the new power supply. We think this is more than a fair price. Or you can buy another power supply from various internet outlets and supply your own no problem.
Q: When do I get paid for my MacBook Air?
A: We try to turn around all trade ins within 48Hrs of the unit arriving at our location. You can choose to be paid by either PayPal or bank transfer the choice is yours.
Q: Is it safe for my personal data to sell a MacBook Air?
A: Macback is part of the intelligent lifecycle solutions group. We are a global recycler of electronic goods. We are ISO certified in all our practices. That gives you the customer confidence that your data is secure whether you have one IPad or 3000 servers the process is the same.
Q: I don’t know the model and the specs of my MacBook Air – what should I do?
A: No problem, if you are on line during UK business hours please use our chat system and our sales team will be happy to help you. Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you and walk you through the process.
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