How do I retrieve password on a Macintosh LC II

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Akua, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Akua macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2015
    My friend bought this computer this Macintosh LC II a numebr of years ago, let someone else use it just a bit to play some games, and then stuck it in her closet for all these years. The friend that borrowed it put in a password, and no one knows what it is. I am not at all familiar with vintage computers, and am not really techy. How can I get past the password? Any help would be appreciated.

    Another question, if she decides to sell, is there a market for these somewhere? I know & sell on both Ebay & CL, but wondered if there is a more specific market?
  2. MacTech68 macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2008
    Australia, Perth
    A photo of the password dialog (whole screen) will help to determine what type of password locking is being used. Make sure focus is good enough to see detail.

    There are a few it could be and obviously, workarounds will be different.
  3. Akua thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2015
  4. Akua thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2015
    After talking to my friend again, she said it now made a bunch of noise, and won't boot up at all any more, so it shall probably be going for parts. :(

  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa

    caps on motherboard, and in psu needs replaced and if battery was never removed that also.

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