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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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I forgot the password on the Mac I just bought on Craigslist. Well... The seller never gave it to me in the first place. Without resetting the computer, is there any way I could reset the password or something? The username is "one" and the password hint is "one". Guess what... "one" isn't the password. -.-
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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I forgot the password on the Mac I just bought on Craigslist. Well... The seller never gave it to me in the first place. Without resetting the computer, is there any way I could reset the password or something? The username is "one" and the password hint is "one". Guess what... "one" isn't the password. -.-
Drop the seller a message and ask? Just a thought
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Drop the seller a message and ask? Just a thought
I did. Called him, no answer. Emailed him, no answer.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'd reinstall the OS if you bought a computer off Craigslist.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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I'd reinstall the OS if you bought a computer off Craigslist.
Would I need to pay for the OS again? Or anything, for that matter? Nothing was installed afterwards.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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Would I need to pay for the OS again? Or anything, for that matter? Nothing was installed afterwards.
What are the specs of the computer you bought.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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What are the specs of the computer you bought.
256gb SSD, 16gb RAM, Retina, Nvidia GeForce GT 650m, 2.3GHz.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:54 PM   #8
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256gb SSD, 16gb RAM, Retina, Nvidia GeForce GT 650m, 2.3GHz.
You get this fixed or still need help?

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274
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I forgot the password on the Mac I just bought on Craigslist. Well... The seller never gave it to me in the first place. Without resetting the computer, is there any way I could reset the password or something? The username is "one" and the password hint is "one". Guess what... "one" isn't the password. -.-
You don't make any sense at all, first you say you forgot-then seller didn't give-then you say login is one/one.

I think this is fishy on it's own.

You probably bought a stolen one.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:17 PM   #10
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You don't make any sense at all, first you say you forgot-then seller didn't give-then you say login is one/one.

I think this is fishy on it's own.

You probably bought a stolen one.
He did get a steal of a deal - $1500

Doesn't mean it is stolen though.
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He did get a steal of a deal - $1500

Doesn't mean it is stolen though.
Where did he say it's was $1500.
Edit: Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz 16gb RAM $1500, but he didn't say it here.

Not only that, the seller doesn't respond!!!!

And, I said probably.

Edit: I just looked at his last few posts in history, something is strange here, he already started topics on:

What Could I Sell My rMBP For?

Can't Sign Into iMessage on Mac

In the same time span.

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Where did he say it's was $1500.
Edit: Retina MacBook Pro 2.3ghz 16gb RAM $1500, but he didn't say it here.

Not only that, the seller doesn't respond!!!!

And, I said probably.

Edit: I just looked at his last few posts in history, something is strange here, he already started topics on:

What Could I Sell My rMBP For?

Can't Sign Into iMessage on Mac

In the same time span.
I could explain those. The second one is related to this, since I don't know the password. The first one, I just wanted to know how much I could sell it for if I wanted to. Low ballets on Craigslist -.-

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You don't make any sense at all, first you say you forgot-then seller didn't give-then you say login is one/one.

I think this is fishy on it's own.

You probably bought a stolen one.
I reiterated the title in the OP. Read.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:02 PM   #13
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I forgot the password on the Mac I just bought on Craigslist. Well... The seller never gave it to me in the first place. Without resetting the computer, is there any way I could reset the password or something? The username is "one" and the password hint is "one". Guess what... "one" isn't the password. -.-
Did you try "1"?
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Did you try "1"?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:28 PM   #15
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You should really do a full re-install of the OS. You don't need to log in to the user account to do that as far as I know.

Just reboot your Mac and hold Command-R to boot into recovery mode. You should then be able to do a clean install of OSX without any user accounts being created.

I think this will solve a lot of your issues and it's a good idea anyway when buying a used computer. Who knows what the previous owner had installed.
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I forgot the password on the Mac I just bought on Craigslist. Well... The seller never gave it to me in the first place. Without resetting the computer, is there any way I could reset the password or something? The username is "one" and the password hint is "one". Guess what... "one" isn't the password. -.-
If you have Lion or Mountain Lion, do a command-r boot and follow this guide to reset the PW. If you are in a prior version of OS X, boot from the OS DVD and your will see a password reset utility in the Utilities menu of the startup screen.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:41 PM   #17
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Damn, was hoping I'd look good with a dashing answer.

You should just restore it, what do you need on that user account anyway?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:49 PM   #18
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I would just boot into recovery mode, ERASE and repartition the drive, and then reinstall the os.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 01:51 PM   #19
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I'd try password1

... or a brute force using variations of that theme.
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I read about that. From what I saw, it doesn't erase the password or change user accounts. Deletes everything else though.
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I'd try password1

... or a brute force using variations of that theme.
I don't have a bruteforcer.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:49 PM   #22
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I don't have a bruteforcer.
Sure you do. You have two of them, with 4 fingers and a thumb on each.
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I read about that. From what I saw, it doesn't erase the password or change user accounts. Deletes everything else though.
Hold CMD-R when you boot the laptop.
When in the recovery tool, open the disk management app.
Erase the drive.
Close disk management app.
Choose reinstall ML.

Done.

Several others have mentioned a reinstall and included links on how to do so. It is very simple and pretty much your one sound solution.
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Hold CMD-R when you boot the laptop.
When in the recovery tool, open the disk management app.
Erase the drive.
Close disk management app.
Choose reinstall ML.

Done.

Several others have mentioned a reinstall and included links on how to do so. It is very simple and pretty much your one sound solution.
Does that erase the OS too?
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Does that erase the OS too?
Yes but it will be restored like it was powered on for the first time.
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