Help me get my powrebook ready for repair...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    so i called about my video card and they tried to trouble shoot it over the phone but its a hardware problem. i've got to mail my baby to them and i will be w/o it for a week or so :wtc: :wtc: :wtc:

    the following are things i'm concerned about.

    my illegal mp3 collection
    pirated software (iLife 05, photoshop, ms office)
    nudie pictures of girls i know

    how can I lock folders so they cant access them?
     
  2. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    they shouldn't be looking at the contents of your HD, should they? :ugh:
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

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    dont know but better safe than sorry. when my friend mailed her pb in to have hers worked on, the music she bought from iTunes wouldnt work anymore
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Just back your shit up.
     
  5. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    :werd: you should be doing that already anyway, external hd + delete all evidence ftw
     
  6. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    fuckin be careful, sometimes the first thing a tech will do (according to policy no less) is wipe the drive and dump a default install on your machine. :hsugh: :wtf:
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    they probably replaced the mainboard. you should deauthorize your machine before you send it in, in the event that nonremovable hardware requires replacement and you have iTMS songs, they will be tied to the hardware that will be getting replaced.
     
  8. Encrypt the folders.
     
  9. Halon X

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    Send the nudes to me for safe keeping!
     
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    Apple does take a peek through your system when you send it in for repair. Last time I sent my powerbok in to get a cracked key replaced they changed the desktop background to a picture of my buddy flicking off the camera that they found in the iPhoto folder. So I'm sure they take a quick look through the iPhoto folder to check for any nudie pics, etc they want to copy over to a USB memory stick right quick or something.

    As far as 'borrowed' software goes though, I could care less about that. I always send mine in with mp3's, software, etc etc. They will lose my business if they ever mention anything about anything on my computer that doesn't have something to do with what I sent it in for.

    The 2 times I've sent my PB in for warranty repair, I sent it off on a Monday and got it back that Thursday.
     
  11. Pineapple Devil

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    hopefully mine will be that quick. i'm waiting on dhl to deliver my packing box. i've got to take it to work today to get my gig ram stick out
     
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    They won't look at anything. If you have child pornography and they somehow find it, they will report it though.
     
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    If you are really afraid, just make a hidden folder in your home directory and toss the shit in there.

    cd ~/
    mkdir ~/.myshit
    open ~/.myshit
    Drag and drop your shit in there.

    (Using Terminal.app of course.)
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    i mailed it off this morning
     
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    So did you get all the prons off there? :noes:
     
  17. Pineapple Devil

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    didnt have any porn. just some compromising pictures of females that i know. i left them on there
     
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    :noes:
     
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    When I worked at CompUSA years ago we'd thumb through your typical folders to look for kiddie porn and that's it. Just a store policy.

    We would find other things and laugh & joke, but that's it. Only time I messed w/someones stuff was when they had an image "nudebritney.jpg" on their desktop (the one of her in some PS'd see-thru top).

    I just made a folder next to it that said "<---noice!". He was only there to get a Zip drive installed.
     

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