How can I REMOVE a firmware password?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, May 22, 2009.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    A while ago, I set a firmware password on my Unibody MBP's HD and now I'd like to remove it. (I haven't forgotten it or anything, I'd just like to remove it)

    I did it using the Leopard install DVD (firmware password utility) but when I open that utility again, there's no option to 'turn it off' ...

    Can anybody help me out here please?
     
  2. mrbrown macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried setting your password as nothing (not the word "nothing", just leave it blank) in the utility?
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I'll give that a go.
    Be right back
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    Strange that there's no option to disable it.. you'd think there would be.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    Leaving the fields blank worked! Thanks a lot!
     
  6. nexcompac macrumors newbie

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    Truble finding app

    This is stated as being done using the Apple disks. Mine came with two. OS X Install DVD and an applications disk. Which is it on? I cant seem to find it.
     
  7. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Startup to the Mac OS X install DVD holding the option key, and the Firmware password utility is in the Utilties menu along the top. You will have to enter the current firmware password at the screen with the lock icon in order to boot to the disc.
     

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