Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
I've recently inherited a used laptopmade by appleits a,powerbook g4.my problem is i need to get into the o.s but unfortunately theres a password.so it wont let me reset it by using the software i got with it.so i beleive that this is possible to do by jumping the pasword wires on the motherboard?is this true?if so i need a detailed illustration of the motherboard.where can i find this as its not in the manual.thank you himedogg from san bruno
EASY - You will only have to acquire install OS X install disks. Boot to the Install Disks. In the menu bar at the top, there will be a password reset utility. From there you can reset the password and choose a new password.
Posted on Apr 27, 2008
I inherited a PowerbookG4 and both of its owner quit working for me and i do not know the password. Also,one of the accounts has a password hint and when i click this, a reset password link pops up for a split second. Help?
Posted on Feb 23, 2014
How far are you getting into the boot sequence? If you don't get a list of accounts or a prompt for password for the main account, then the drive itself is encrypted at the initialization level, and the only hope is to contact the previous owner for the password. Since you have tried using the Password Reset Utility from the system installer disc without success, it sounds like this is the case. If you need to get at the data, you can try putting the PB in 'target disk mode' and connecting it via FireWire to another Mac. If there is more than one volume on the hard drive, you might even be able to find a back door. Good Luck.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
It is not possible sorry. the only way is to open it up and it is a very dificult process which will ring u up a few hundred dollars
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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