Date and time settings locked - need help

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  1. Tom Bodett macrumors newbie

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    I have a eMac with MAC OS X ver 10.3.9. I am not familar with Mac.
    I am trying to open a quickbooks pro program with no luck because the date and time settings are showing 1/1/1970 5:11pm. When I go into preferences to change the date/time, it is locked and I do not know the name/password to unlock it. Is there any way around this lock function - maybe a master user name/password to help with these type situations.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well you need the admin name and pasword, which would have been set when the computer was first set up. :eek: :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  3. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Need Help with Date and Time

    I do not have that info, does Mac have a standard user name and password that will over ride the current settings?
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no. whoever set the computer up initially would have decided on the username and password for the admin account.

    if you purchased this computer second hand perhaps contacting the seller for the information would be best.
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    I don't think so but you can reset the password somehow by booting from the OS X disc, IIRC, although I don't know the exact details of this procedure...
     
  6. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    date and time help

    I repossed the computer and unfortunately the prior owner is no help.

    I need to reset to recover back up data. I called Mac and they would not help me because they think I am trying to gain unauthorized access.

    Any other ideas?
     
  7. thworple macrumors 6502

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    as the man said - the admin name and password is set up when the machine is first set-up.

    Look at it this way - at least your Mac will never age! ;)
     
  8. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    date and time help needed

    who can I contact to find out these procedures?
     
  9. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    date and time help needed

    Your right about that, but I am seeking another alternative. I can not reinstall the operating system and risk losing data that could be important to my investigation.
     
  10. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    date and time help needed

    I appreciate all your input, the most interest response to over riding the date and time with the OS dics interests me. Any way to find out those procedures.
     
  11. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Investigation? :confused:
     
  12. thworple macrumors 6502

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  13. Tom Bodett thread starter macrumors newbie

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    need help with date and time

    It worked!
    you all have saved by rear.
    I appreciate your time
    Tom Bodett
     

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