Need help with IMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by atlantatan1, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. atlantatan1 macrumors member

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    My Dad pass away a few month now he left me a iMac desktop,the problem I have is asking for Adminstrator name and pass world when I try to change Airport card to use my wireless network connect is asking for that I just wonder is there a way to get around to do it,thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. HazRutter macrumors regular

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    Im not 100% sure but I just posted to say sorry about your dad
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    So you want to get admin password? You have to install OS X again.

    Sorry about your dad:(
     
  4. atlantatan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your help,how do I go about install OS,do not have any software to do it any help? any ideal how to check with model Imac?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He needs to know the administrator password. If his account is an administrator, he can use his own password.

    You don't have the restore disks that came with the computer? Use the first gray disk to reinstall the OS.
     
  6. atlantatan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    I do not have any recovery disk,gray disk or password we try to find any disk but no luck any ideal where to get the disk,thanks
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Call up Apple with the model information (and probably serial) of your computer. A replacement set costs $30.
     
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    You don't have to reinstall the OS, but you do need either the original disks that came with the machine or (assuming it has Leopard) a Leopard install disk. Boot to that disk and it has an admin password reset function.
     
  9. atlantatan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the fast reply guys,how do I go to check with model Mac I have,I do not have any recovery disk to do any thing,any help.
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Go to system preferences and tell us the clock speed and is it 20" or 24" so we try to figure it out
     
  11. atlantatan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Intel core 2 duo CPU
    T7300 @ 2.00GHZ
    100GB ram
    Use WD XP service pack2

    20" monitor
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's alu iMac? If it is, then it's mid 2007 low-end 20"
     
  13. atlantatan1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes is the Imac alu 20" so how do I check for which model so I can buy the recovery software,I try to call apple they do not want to talk to me they want to talk to the people that register to the Imac that's f...stupid..or do you known where I can download the software.
     

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