How do I retrieve password on a Macintosh LC II

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  1. Akua macrumors newbie

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    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 68000

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    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

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  4. Akua thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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. :(

    Thanks.
     
  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    capacitors

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

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