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safesurfer65
Nov 9, 2009, 05:38 AM
Hi all

I recently bought an early Imac G5 1.6ghz with 256mb ram and a 80gb hard disk. It came with no keyboard or mouse. All seems fine but when I try to change any settings it comes up with a password box which I obviously dont have and the guy I bought it from is not available. Its got Mac OS X v 10.6 operating system on it. Can anyone tell me how to reset the password without having the original DVD operating system disk.

Many thanks

Mark



wrldwzrd89
Nov 9, 2009, 09:10 AM
That combination of Mac OS X 10.6 and an iMac G5 is not possible...

In any case, you need a Mac OS X install disc to reset the password. There is no other way, at least not that I know of.

safesurfer65
Nov 9, 2009, 11:22 AM
Thanks

I wasnt too hopeful,

Cheers

Mark

rtrt
Nov 9, 2009, 06:48 PM
i bookmarked this for emergencies
http://www.macworld.com/article/139568/2009/03/changemacpassword.html
can't vouch for it but you might find some ideas there