mac password

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dirtygirl, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. dirtygirl macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just purchased a used powermac g4, and I need a password to startup the computer, and I don't have one. I cannot install the OSx software disc, as stated in another thread, because the drive won't even open on the tower without the password to boot up the system. Please let me know what I can do, if anything.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    Contact the seller, it seems that they set an open firmware password.
     
  3. Roric macrumors regular

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    Or change the amount of memory in the machine. This should reset the Open Firmware.
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Where does it ask for a password? We're assuming it is an Open Firmware password, but is it booting to the point of asking for a password on a username?

    Have you tried booting the machine and holding down the mouse button to force the CD tray to open?
     

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