How to Deauthorize a Dead Computer on iTunes
Apple lets you authorize up to five computers to download and play your iTunes Store purchases using your Apple ID. You can deauthorize a computer as well, thus freeing up room for a different computer to be authorized. If one of your five authorizations is a dead computer you can no longer access, you can still deauthorize it -- but you must deauthorize all five authorized computers at the same time. Apple lets you mass deauthorize your computers once per 12 months.
Things You'll Need
- Working computer, in addition to dead one
- iTunes software
- Apple ID
Click "Store" in the left-hand menu.
Click "Sign In" in the upper-right-hand area of the iTunes Store view of iTunes if you are not already signed in. Type your Apple ID and password. Click "Sign In."
Click the downward-facing arrow to the right of your Apple ID in the upper-right-hand area of iTunes, then click "Account."
Click the "Deauthorize All" button that appears to the right of "Computer Authorizations."