Mac won't accept correct password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lynne326, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Lynne326 macrumors member

    Lynne326

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    Jun 25, 2011
    #1
    Hi helpers! My Mac mini suddenly won't accept my password. It was fine yesterday, but when I brought it out sleep mode and entered my password today, it won't take it. I have two users on it and it won't take either one.

    I made no changes to the Mac, I didn't do anything other than normal Internet stuff yesterday. I made sure cap lock wasn't on, and any of the usual things. I read where I could restart and hold down Command and R, to get to Utilities, etc, but this didn't do anything but take me to the regular password entry screen again.

    Any ideas of how I can get in?

    Thank you!!!
    Lynne
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    Are you talking about an "account" password (Mac boots and gets you to the login screen)
    or
    are you talking about a "firmware" password (Mac won't boot UNTIL you enter the password)?
     
  3. Lynne326 thread starter macrumors member

    Lynne326

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    #3
    Thank you, Fishrrman, I found out it was my keyboard not working.
     
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    Lynne326

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  5. monokakata macrumors 68000

    monokakata

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    #5
    You're not the first one to have had that problem and gotten very worried. So in case you're feeling bad, don't.
     

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