Need Help Setting Firmware Password on Late 2008 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GajieP, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. GajieP macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I am a recent Mac newbie and I would really appreciate someone's assistance in setting up the EFI firmware password on my late 2008 stock MacBook Pro. I have read the article listed on Apple's support site, but when I put in the OSX dvd that came with my Mac, it only shows install OSX and other unrelated folders, and does not show a utilities folder where the set up should take place. Would anyone please be kind enough to walk me through the process step by step, as it appears that I am obviously missing something. It would be much appreciated.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    You need to boot from the Leopard DVD, not just open it when you're already booted in to Leopard as normal.

    Insert the DVD, boot up holding down the C key, then follow the instructions you have already found.
     
  3. GajieP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I see. Thank you very much for your assistance. I will try it later when I get home from work.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

    abijnk

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    For future reference for anyone trying to do this, you can do it without rebooting into the install disc. To do this, insert the install disc and open up a terminal. Run the following commands:

    cd /Volumes/Mac*/Applications/Utilities
    open Firmware*

    That will launch the firmware password app from the install disc. Go through the steps and then restart you computer.

    This applies to any Leopard in general.
     

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