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Mac os x lost admin password?

Hi I locked up my powerbook g4

I was in my keychain and I did something that locked it up Dose anyone know how to fix this password prob?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    If you have the original installation discs that came with the computer, you can use that to reset your password.

    1. Insert the disc labled "Mac OS X Install Disc 1" into the CD/DVD drive of your computer.

    2. Restart the computer while holding down the "C" key until you see the apple logo.

    3. When everything loads, go to: Utilities>Reset Password

    4. Type in a password that you want and click "Reset"

    5. Go to: Utilities>Startup Disk and click the folder with the "X" on it and click "Restart"

    6. Congratulations! You have successfully reset your password.

    Source(s): personal experience
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I had a password problem with an iBook G4. Apple said to use the original OS X disc. I didn't wind up fixing it myself but it was fixed with the disc by my friend. I think where you first enter the password ....

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  • 1 decade ago

    if you dont know your password then i dont think there is anything you can do. Mac is based on UNIX(they dont tell u that though) and if you lose the admin password on UNIX you can't get it back.

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