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I bought a macbook 2.1 from a pawn shop with no install discs. how do i change the admin password?

I need to reset the admin password but the macbook had no install discs with it so i cant get in to anything

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Sorry, you do need an original OS discs to reset the password.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013

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One, try no password, leave it blank. Two, try the shortname ( the current logged in user next to the house ). Call and ask for a manager and ask for a discount. You can change the password, but you need the DVDs it came with.


Let me know, done it a million times.

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I suppose you have a l&te 2010 Macbook Air... - Plug the Macbook Air to a power outlet
- Plug the Macbook Air USB software reinstall drive that came with your Mac (in the little black cardbox) in any USB port - After the initial screen, go to "Utilities" in the menu bar and then choose "Reset Password" - Follow up the process and you should be OK.
Hope this will help. Cheers.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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This can be tricky if you are not familiar with the Terminal inside of OSX. If this does not work or you are scared to try it you will need to take this to an Apple Store or purchase another copy of OSX in order to get back into your account.

  • Reboot the computer, after you hear the chime hold down the Apple Key + S.
  • You should now see a black screen where you can enter commands.
  • Enter the following commands in quotes as I have typed them, case does matter do not type the quotes.
  1. "mount -uw /" Return Key
  2. "rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone" Return Key
  3. "shutdown -h now" Return Key
  • You should have a new admin account now. You can delete the old Admin account at this point.






Posted on Feb 28, 2011

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You will need to delete passwords within Keychain Access app. go to:your hard drive > Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access
In the Category section highlight the "All Items" Click on the first item and highlight it. go to the Edit menu at the top and "Select All"
hit the delete button on the keyboard.
it will ask if you are sure that you want to delete the items. click delete.
and you are done.

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