RSVP: Lock logo when trying to select Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Eddy Munn, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

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    Dec 27, 2008
    #1
    When I hold option at startup to select Bootcamp, I'm presented with a lock key logo and a password field, my password won't work to unlock it & I'm the only user on my computer.
    Any help? :)

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    Looks like uploading the image managed to flip it 180°, I don't use my computer upside-down!
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Toronto, Ontario
    #2
    There's a firmware password on your Mac. You can try to leave it blank (doubt it works) to see if you can bypass it. If not you'll have to reset the password.

    To remove the firmware password:

    1. Remove a stick of RAM
    2. Power on your Mac and reset PRAM (hold Command+Option+P+R on boot until you hear three chimes, then release keys.)
    3. Shut down computer, reinstall removed RAM and start up again.

    (If you have only one stick of RAM, you'll have to add another stick or the computer won't boot up.)
     
  3. Eddy Munn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

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    I removed the upper RAM module and reset the PRAM with lower RAM module in and it works fine now, thank you very much.
    Why did this happen? It was fine while running Snow Leopard.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Hard to say. Maybe you did it by mistake and didn't notice. I haven't heard of the firmware being put there automatically.
     

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