Macbook Pro, locate password protections (bought off Ebay)

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  1. Sivar, Feb 10, 2015
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    Sivar macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, i am a new member to the MacRumors forum.
    I have read a lot of information about the Iphone, which i own.

    Now i purchased myself a Macbook Pro off Ebay.
    Before buying the Pro,i purchased a Macbook Air on Ebay.
    After receiving the Macbook Air from a seller on Ebay, i tried to restore the OS.
    While trying to restore i got a full lock on it. What i read here, the lock is called EFI pass code protection. After contacting the seller, i received a refund.

    But now i am trying to locate any password protection on my Macbook Pro before further use.
    How am i able to locate any password protection on this Pro?
    So i can contact the seller in any case of password protection.

    (Model Macbook Pro Retina 2013 A1502)
    Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    To see whether there's an EFI lock on it, restart the MBP Hold down the Option key during the boot chime. If there is a password field displayed, there is an EFI lock.
     
  3. Sivar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    If i understand correctly, i start up the Macbook and i press and hold the ALT key. Here i get a screen where i see my harddrive, after pressing it, it boots up the OS.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Then there is no EFI password. Congrats :)
     
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