Macbook Pro A1278 password problem

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  1. johnkill macrumors newbie

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    i received macbook pro the time is not properly set and cant internet because certificate problem... cant set the time and date because it ask password which is the owner forget already, the owner wants to format and reinstall os x and reset password, what i did was put the hdd to my iMac and format it there...after i format, i tried to reinstall mountain lion,when i boot up and press option, it ask a password, cant install osx...somebody pls help me reset this password in any means...i need it badly...thanks in advance!

    btw i tried already change ram value, not work, put installation cd, not work...

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  2. itegypt, Jul 31, 2014
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  3. mastermind6192 macrumors member

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    Remove Firmware Password

    In order to remove a Firmware password you must take the unit to an Apple Retail or Apple Authorized Service Provider. They just need to decode it and unlock the system. There are third party solutions to remove it, but consider the following "Warning: Attempts to use firmware in a manner that is not explicitly endorsed by Apple may damage your computer's logic board. Any repairs that are necessary because of this damage will not be covered under the terms of the Apple One-Year Limited Warranty, AppleCare Protection Plan, or other AppleCare agreement."

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Take it into apple after confirming you're the rightful owner, i.e., not stolen. Then they'll unlock it for you.
     
  5. johnkill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anybody here knows where is the super battery located?

    the capacitor that stores electricity like battery?

    we are very far from dubai and i dont think there is apple store in dubai
     
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    If you're looking to drain some sort of capacity to reset the password that won't work, its stored in non volatile memory.
     
  7. johnkill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    after erase the hdd in my imac, i make it slave, when i return the hdd to macbook, it displays blinking folder with question mark
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You need to contact the original owner and have them give you the password or contact Apple and see if they'll help you remove the password. Those are your only real choices.
     
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