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Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation System Lock PIN Code!!!

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I don't know how my macbook that is 2 years old now got locked through iCloud even though no one got my password... I have no access to my laptop anymore and it is locked with a 6 digit number. could anyone help in figuring out how to find the PIN code and unlock my laptop? I need urgent help :'(
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:49 AM   #2
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If your Mac has been locked by Apple, contact them for help....No amount of fiddling around that I know of will help here.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:54 AM   #3
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I did already and took my laptop over to their store yesterday. They advised me to reboot the laptop through the CD that it comes with. Instead of fixing it, the CD got stuck in now!!! Thought maybe someone can help...
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:57 AM   #4
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So they advised you to do a clean install of OSX? They should be able to remove the stuck DVD in the drive...But some help for that here:

http://guides.macrumors.com/Force_Ej...tuck_CD_or_DVD
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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nothing is working out unfortunately... and the service center is not answering their phone ... i feel like breaking my laptop any second :'(

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finally CD is out... but the system pin is still on :'( can't figure out a way to wipe off my laptop and reset it to factory settings
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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Now you have the CD out...:

http://guides.macrumors.com/Complete...ur_MacBook_Air


Try these steps exactly as they appear in the link.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:14 AM   #7
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If your system has been locked by iCloud it has actually put a firmware password on your Macbook. So if you didn't steal it I'd suggest you take it into an Apple Retail Store. If someone at the store actually said you reinstall the OS they are idiots.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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The OP never said that Apple Support told him to re-install OSX.

They may just have wanted to try and reset the admin password.

As for the firmware password, the install disc won't help unless you already know the password.

Your best bet is to take the laptop to the Apple Store.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 01:30 AM   #9
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System Lock PIN Code!!!! - SOLVED

Hi, I have discovered an easy way to remove the system lock pin code off of any Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac or any other Apple computer.

1. You will need a OSX86 (Lion or Snow Leopard) disk aka Hackintosh....hehehe!!!
2. Insert the OSX86 disk into your Apple computer.
3. Reboot
4. Hold down the Command + C keys on the Apple keyboard.
5. OSX86 will automatically load Mac OS X setup
6. Click on Utility and select Firmware Password Utility
7. Create a Pin Code then click enable, then save.
8. Go back to Firmware Password Utility enter current pin code
then disable.
9. Reboot Apple Computer
10. No PIN CODE will be present
11. Install MAC OS X as usual

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Old Sep 16, 2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Can anyone confirm that the above method (VegasDon1) works?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by VegasDon1 View Post
Hi, I have discovered an easy way to remove the system lock pin code off of any Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac or any other Apple computer.

1. You will need a OSX86 (Lion or Snow Leopard) disk aka Hackintosh....hehehe!!!
2. Insert the OSX86 disk into your Apple computer.
3. Reboot
4. Hold down the Command + C keys on the Apple keyboard.
5. OSX86 will automatically load Mac OS X setup
6. Click on Utility and select Firmware Password Utility
7. Create a Pin Code then click enable, then save.
8. Go back to Firmware Password Utility enter current pin code
then disable.
9. Reboot Apple Computer
10. No PIN CODE will be present
11. Install MAC OS X as usual
That shouldn't work because if its a icloud lock then you can't boot off external media.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:38 AM   #12
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how do you set a PIN code ?
i've laptop i would like to secure, but i don't use icloud.

is there a way to set it up without it ?
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 11:55 AM   #13
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Her is how to do it : How to: Unlock System Lock PIN Code.

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Hello,
I don't know how my macbook that is 2 years old now got locked through iCloud even though no one got my password... I have no access to my laptop anymore and it is locked with a 6 digit number. could anyone help in figuring out how to find the PIN code and unlock my laptop? I need urgent help :'(


Go to this URL http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661
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Old Sep 13, 2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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That shouldn't work because if its a icloud lock then you can't boot off external media.
You're right, it shouldn't work, but for some unforeseen reason it does. I did this process this morning on a friends mid 2010 Macbook pro and on another mid 2012 cMBP and the process worked on both macs the first time i tried it. Thanks for the tip VegasDon1
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 02:15 AM   #15
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Holy moly that trick worked thank you for the osx86 boot tip
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