Help Accessing Old MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joshuarobi, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. joshuarobi macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2008 aluminum MacBook running Lion 10.7.5.

    After surviving a liquid spill on the keyboard several keys no longer function and caps lock is stuck on. Unfortunately a couple of these letters are in the main admin password. I just got a refurb MBP and I'm trying to get my media from old to new. Everything I've tried requires the password so I'm stuck. I've also tried holding option to get into recovery mode at boot up but no dice. It had been booting in safe mode and prompted for name and password. The first time I held option down at boot that didn't happen and it went to my desktop. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. HIMAN1998 macrumors 6502

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    Use an external USB keyboard and put the things onto a flash drive.
     
  3. endlightend macrumors member

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    And if you don't have one handy, you make do with what you've got and copy and paste the password letter by letter if you have to. (system will still recognize it)
     
  4. joshuarobi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I managed to get in through file sharing. Remembering old passwords took some time, but i got it.
     

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