Firmware password forgotten

sytrusze

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
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Dear members,

is there anyway to recover or bypass my firmware password on my mac?
I've already tried to change the amount of ram and resetting the PRAM but without succes.

Can anyone help me out, would be much appreciated.
 

cjmillsnun

macrumors 68020
Aug 28, 2009
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Dear members,

is there anyway to recover or bypass my firmware password on my mac?
I've already tried to change the amount of ram and resetting the PRAM but without succes.

Can anyone help me out, would be much appreciated.
Time to visit the genius bar..
 

r1ctron1c

macrumors newbie
Dec 9, 2011
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Yup, i have a 2010 model
have u figure it out yet.
ive got the same problem only the password i set does not work.
im ready to smash my mbp.
i can confirm that removing ram and holding opt+cmd+p+r at boot does not work.:confused:
 

sytrusze

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
79
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have u figure it out yet.
ive got the same problem only the password i set does not work.
im ready to smash my mbp.
i can confirm that removing ram and holding opt+cmd+p+r at boot does not work.:confused:
Still haven't found a solution, my MBP is laying around in my room collecting dust sadly..:( i could go to the Apple store, but they charge high prices for resetting the firmware pass, I might do this once i save up some money or someone comes up with a solution
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Still haven't found a solution, my MBP is laying around in my room collecting dust sadly..:( i could go to the Apple store, but they charge high prices for resetting the firmware pass, I might do this once i save up some money or someone comes up with a solution
Are you simply assuming they charge a high price, or did you call and get a quote? I've never heard of them charging for resetting that password. My local Apple stores don't charge.
 

sytrusze

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
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I know, but if they charge those prices for PC's, you can imagine what Apple charges :p

but I will give a call to my local Apple Store though ;)
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I know, but if they charge those prices for PC's, you can imagine what Apple charges :p

but I will give a call to my local Apple Store though ;)
You're making erroneous assumptions without getting any facts. Apple doesn't charge for that service.
 

sytrusze

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
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I already told you I will, it's 9.30pm where i live so i can't phone them right now, in the meanwhile i'm looking for an answer online.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,436
800
I already told you I will, it's 9.30pm where i live so i can't phone them right now, in the meanwhile i'm looking for an answer online.
I've already told you. Apple does not charge to reset a firmware password.
 

sytrusze

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
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Yes, even without AppleCare. If that was a requirement, I would have said, "Apple does not charge to reset the password, as long as you have AppleCare."
You never know, not everyone would mention that, but thanks anyway.
 
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