PowerBook password locked. Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by crassusad44, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    A friend of mine has his PowerBook protected through the built-in PowerBook password protection in OS 8.6. About two weeks ago he changed his password, but now he can't remember it, and thus can not start up his PowerBook.
    Is there any way around this? We have tried to start up from CD-ROM, but I does not wan't to.
     
  2. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    Try starting up from other CDs, like 8.5 or 9 that might do the trick...If he could startup in SCSI disk mode or Target disk mode (firewire) -whichever you can use - then you can copy your data off the computer and do a clean install. I'd call Apple they might be able to help you... Hope you get this thing worked out...
     
  3. seah0rse macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Boot locked powerbook

    You can use a Nortons Disk to boot from
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Do you have an external drive of any sort? If not you can also make a basic bootable floppy disc.
     

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