mac password

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dirtygirl, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. dirtygirl macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2006
    I just purchased a used powermac g4, and I need a password to startup the computer, and I don't have one. I cannot install the OSx software disc, as stated in another thread, because the drive won't even open on the tower without the password to boot up the system. Please let me know what I can do, if anything.
  2. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    Contact the seller, it seems that they set an open firmware password.
  3. Roric macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    Or change the amount of memory in the machine. This should reset the Open Firmware.
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Where does it ask for a password? We're assuming it is an Open Firmware password, but is it booting to the point of asking for a password on a username?

    Have you tried booting the machine and holding down the mouse button to force the CD tray to open?

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