Apple Hardware Test versus Firmware Password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Akzel, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Akzel macrumors regular

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    Hi, is it possible to use the Apple Hardware Test if I have a firmware password?

    I know firmware password stops you from using the "c" or "d" during the boot, and I haven't seen any alternate way to start the Hardware Test (I managed to use the Disk Utility by booting to the DVD, but there wasn't an option for the hardware test that I found there).
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    If I remember correctly, you can remove the firmware password by physically changing the amount of RAM that is in the system prior to booting it up.
     
  3. Akzel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can remove the Firmware Password without physical hacks, as I know the password. My question is: Is it still possible to use the Apple Hardware Test while I have a Firmware Password? Are there other ways to access it?
     

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