System Lock PIN Code!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by amahouk, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    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 :'(
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    If your Mac has been locked by Apple, contact them for help....No amount of fiddling around that I know of will help here.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    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...
  4. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2012
    nothing is working out unfortunately... and the service center is not answering their phone ... i feel like breaking my laptop any second :'(


    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
  6. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    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.
  9. VegasDon1, Sep 11, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2012
    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
  10. macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2012
    Can anyone confirm that the above method (VegasDon1) works?
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    That shouldn't work because if its a icloud lock then you can't boot off external media.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
    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 ?
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2013
    Her is how to do it : How to: Unlock System Lock PIN Code.

    Go to this URL
  14. macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    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
  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Holy moly that trick worked thank you for the osx86 boot tip

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