My Macbook won't ask for a PASSWORD!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jason2811, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes my MacBook doesn't feeling like asking for a password after waking up from sleep. Most of the time it's good-- when I tap the keyboard to bring it back from sleep or the screensaver it wll ask me for my password. However, sometimes (like this morning, after being left alone for 7 hours) I tapped the keyboard and it went straight from sleep right in OSX without asking for my password. How can I fix this? Thanks.


    Just in case anyone asks, I made sure the "require password to wake this computer up from sleep and screensaver" is checked.
     
  2. garethh macrumors regular

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    Oddly, mine did this for a few hours at the start, then suddenly started asking for a password like I had set it to. I have no idea why.
     
  3. lexus macrumors 68000

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  4. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    If trashing prefs does not work, try reinstalling OSX

    PS: don't do it if you think its going too far :eek:
     
  5. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Well I am not too sure which ones just look around.
     
  7. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Are you certain your computer is in deep sleep? Is the white light pulsing? If not, it may be that your screen is simply dimmed, in which case it would not ask for a password.

    You might also trying un-checking "require password...", then close system preferences, re-open and re-check "require password...". I had a similar problem with an energy saver setting that was corrected by cycling the setting. I don't understand why, but it fixed it...:confused:
     
  8. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah the screen isn't dimmed it is defintely sleeping when the problem occurs. the problem rarely happens but when it does it's annoying.
     
  9. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i still need help with this. someone help please!
     

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