Maverick doesn't recognise login password or AppleID

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Serghy, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Serghy macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    All of a sudden Maverick is not recognising my login password

    I decided to restart the laptop, but nothing now I cannot access.

    I can't even reset it as it doesn't recognise my AppleID as well.

    I'm 100% sure about both my login password and my AppleID, I'm double testing my AppleID on my iPhone as well and it is correct.

    Something to do with keyboard mapping? It shouldn't be as when I type my AppleID email address I type it correctly...

    Please help I'm stuck!!!

    Thanks

    Giacomo
     
  2. Serghy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even changing the admin password in recovery mode when I restart my computer the password is still not correct
     
  3. Serghy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys, I understand that asking about password issues is usually very silly

    but this is a real issue!

    I can change my password in recovery mode as many times as I want but it doesn't matter, when I go back to the log in screen the password is never right.

    I have no idea how to fix this
     
  4. Paulk macrumors 6502

    Paulk

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    I have the same problem. I got a new apple id but it is not recognised.

    I am also asked to verify my bank details so that I can buy apps, even though I don't want to buy anything.

    I don't get any further than this, and exit the update and abandon the attempt.

    My OS X 10.8.5 is perfectly adequate.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    Make an appointment with a Genius at an Apple Store and explain your problem to the Genius.

    It sounds like you've already tried what we can suggest.
     
  6. Serghy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went to see a Genius today

    he managed to solve the issue without reformatting everything

    he quickly explained me how but he wasn't that clear, but he definitively couldn't explain the reason

    anyway he installed maverick again on recovery mode and the on single user mode he manage to change the password efficaciously

    thanks for the help guys

    G
     
  7. Paulk macrumors 6502

    Paulk

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    I will have to find an Apple store, the nearest is some 200 km away and we live in a rural area. Meanwhile I will stick with my existing OS X, it works OK.

    Apple will have to move with the times and not just keep their old ways and old monopoly thinking.

    Thanks for the help, people!
     

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