Disable Firmware Password??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GaresTaylan, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Hey everyone. At the company I work for we received a 2009 iMac back from one of our remote sites. The graphics user that had it was let go a couple months back and its been sitting there. To top it all off, the hard drive is toast.

    I went to replace the hard drive and upon booting up Im not able to do anything. The machine wont eject the disc thats already in it and I cant get into anything like single user mode. When I try I get the box for firmware password protection.

    The person's manager has no idea what the password would have been. Is there a way around this so I can get OSX reinstalled on it and redeploy the machine?

  2. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Afraid not. It will need to be taken to a service provider or an Apple Retail Store.
  3. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2009
    Nevermind I figured out a workaround to disable it.

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