4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 29, 2008 12:16 PM by Martin Bell
Martin Bell Level 1 Level 1
I'm selling my iMac G5 (isight), it having developed VRAM problems. To remove data, I understand that overwriting prevents data recovery and would be safest. Do I do this by starting it up in target mode and overwriting from another machine, then start up the iMac from the instal disk? As it's a bit final, I thought I better check? The G5 is still working but has the dreaded green wavy lines. Many thanks.

MacBook Pro 2 GHz CD,iMac G5 1.9 Ghz 1.5GB, iMac (Flat Panel) 800Mhz 768MB 60 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Solved by MGW on Feb 29, 2008 8:52 AM Solved
You don't need to use Target Disk Mode, simply boot from the install disc and go to Disk Utility>Erase and use the zero out option. A seven pass zeroing should be just fine.
Reply by Baby Boomer (USofA) on Feb 29, 2008 10:29 AM Helpful
See Erasing disks securely

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