locked out of my mac book
Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:43 AM
As far as I know, there is no other way to replace a password without the disk.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:14 PM
Short of that, go the ebay route.
Another helpful suggestion, use spell check. You'll come off better if you use actual english words when requesting help
Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:03 PM
I am not brave enough to try it but if you don't anything to lose maybe it's worth a shot. I am sure it'll work.
Yes and English would help. Most web browsers have some kind of spell check and Safari has an
"Check Grammar with Spelling" option
Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:25 PM
- #sh /etc/rc
- #passwd yourusername
Be Warned If You Have Firevault Enabled On Your Computer This Will Render Completely Useless As You Will No Longer Be Able To Access It!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:20 PM
The only other reason I can think of for someone being locked out of a computer and wanting to get access is if the computer wasn't really theirs in the first place! Again, this post sounds fishy.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:33 PM
Obviously, that's true. More than likely what's involved is a forgotten password. It was changed and the change is not remembered, remembered out of order or it was autobooted by a family member while the user was gone and the password changed. If the computer had been left plugged in it might have been electrically zapped and might not even boot regardless of the password. The event may not be described correctly due to language difficulties.
Wholesale cleaning, without checking, may account for it. Like some people experience, it could simply be looking directly at it but not seeing it in plain sight.
Since this is a help forum, let's help. What can be done, should be done. Information is the key for all of us.
Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:42 PM
Posted 10 March 2008 - 06:44 AM