Bought a used computer, can't access my own apps!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fuffily, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Fuffily macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a macbook pro (2007 model) through ebay. The computer arrived today, I signed in with the account info the seller gave me only to find out it's not an admin account. I can't boot into single user mode, because firmware lock is on, and I can't access any of the apps that aren't apple-made (safari, ichat, etc.). What do I do? I tried emailing the guy but he closed his email account, rather conveniently.
     
  2. Fuffily thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is something blocked by firmware lock
     
  3. Fuffily thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked for a police report from the seller's area, there's nothing reported stolen
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    A firmware password can be cleared quite easily if you know what you're doing. It can also be done at an Apple Store or service provider. Whether it'll be a billable service or not is at the store's discretion.
     
  5. Forgeron macrumors member

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    Did you at least leave negative feedback on eBay to warn others?
     
  6. Fuffily thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah, I did.
     
  7. Fuffily thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried resetting the pRAM but that doesn't work with the firmware lock. :mad:
     
  8. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    You have to remove a stick of ram first, then reset the pram to remove the firmware password
     

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