Forgot Password?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 08mxkfx, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. 08mxkfx macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

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    Im visiting my sister up in college and on her iMac 2.4ghz she forgot the password and lost the disks that came with it (think it has to do with her hair color :rolleyes: ). So i ordered off ebay the install disks. here is the link- are these what i need to reboot everything? I told her already that shes going to lose everything. Here is the link- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110276824691
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just call Apple and they'll send you ones for free. Also the seller can't sell the Restore discs without the computer.
     
  3. SwitchingtoMAC macrumors member

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    if you just want to reset a login password you can use a retail leopard install disc and start form it there is an option to reset password, or you can take to an apple store or an authorized service provider they can do it as well that way no data is lost
     
  4. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

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    can i use the mac os x install disk that came with her friends macbook? I tried putting it in and holding c and nothing happened but its also not a regular apple keyboard. It is a Microsoft wireless one.
     
  5. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    That disk is specifically for the MacBook. You'll have to either use iMac disks [specific to your sister's iMac] or a Leopard retail disc like stated by SwitchingtoMAC.
     
  6. willitos323 macrumors newbie

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    forgot password

    change the password on my computer and forgot it i could go in the computer but when i download some thing it dont let me because its asking for my password anything i could do to reset my password pleasee somebody help me
     
  7. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

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    Do i need the disk that came with the machine only or will the one i purchased off ebay work? The guys said they work with a iMac 2.4ghz which is what my sisters got.
     
  8. zackkmac macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure they will, not 100% positive. I did a Google search and found results where people say the discs are specific to the kind of machine, not the individual machine itself. So you should be fine as long as the discs you found match the spec's of your sister's iMac...someone correct me if I'm wrong. :eek:
     
  9. 3rdfinger macrumors newbie

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    Take it to an apple store...

    Have your daughter take her machine to an Apple store.

    Make an appointment at the Genius Bar.
    www.apple.com/retail

    They have all the needed disks to reset passwords on all apple OS's.

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

    08mxkfx

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    It was my sister and we ended up finding the disks and getting it figured out. Thanks everyone.
     

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