Password Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrbrightside623, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. mrbrightside623 macrumors regular

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    Hey all, I have a friend with a MBP (pre-unibody) I think the model identifier was 4,1. He bought it from someone and they didn't format the MBP and PW is still on that computer and he can't install anything and was wondering is there a way to get into it like how Windows has a hidden ADMIN account. Is there something like that for a Mac?

    -Tony
     
  2. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you insert the OS discs there is a password reset utility.
     
  4. mrbrightside623 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry let me clear things up a bit. He did not get a OS X disc with the laptop so restore is a no go ~_~. As for the person he bought from.... no contact to them.

    P.S. Thanks for response Fun173, I will have him try it out and see what's up. I agree with your post. This is not for the doing of evil. It is for Good purpose so that he can actually install programs.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can order replacement restore discs from Apple.

    Also, that sounds like a very suspicious sale.
     
  6. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Most authorized service centers can do a password reset for you. We charge $25 to do it, but mostly as a deterrent to people who forget their password daily, and so sometimes we'll waive the fee.
     
  7. mrbrightside623 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know the whole story to it since it is my friend's and not mines. But I'll see what he wants to do tomorrow.

    -Tony
     
  8. mrbrightside623 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My friend tried this and the CMD given brings up saying No Such File Or Directory so thats a no go right now ~_~

    -Tony
     

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