Question about Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2 Duo White/2GB (2x1gb)/80GB/SuperDrive (Z0DT) Mac Notebook
Okay, first I need to mention what me and my friend have went throughwith his Macbook. He used filevault on his Macbook and he forgot hismaster password and does not remember his login password because hesays it is the same. He had not logged off his account since he got hiscomputer a couple of months ago, and when he logged off one day thisweek, he forgot his password. So we tried to boot the Mac OSX CD itcame with to reinstall OSX, and the macbook kept restarting. We triedto reset the password using the command-S quick key, and had not luckdoing this. He knows he will lose his information but he does not careabout that, he just wants to be able to use his computer again. So wetried switching the hard drives and put his hard drive in my macbookwith the OSX CD in it, and we could erase his hard drive and reinstallOSX on it. So we tried to put it back in his Macbook, and it makes thechime noise and has a white screen for about 10 seconds and sometimesthe apple logo appears, and then it just keeps restarting. We eventried to put my hard drive in his macbook, and it just does the samething. I think his macbook has some security to where it keepsrestarting. We tried taking a RAM card out to see if that would work,and nothing, just the same thing. His macbook originally had panther onit he thinks. Is there a way to crack this security feature? thank youfor your time and help, and could I go to a local bestbuy to have them look at my macbook?
My early 2009 macbook 5,2 had the same problem also the key board didn't function properly. It kept restarting after trying to shutdown. I replaced the top case version 3 at now everything works great. Make sure you replace with correct version top case.
Posted on Dec 11, 2010
I'm not familiar with the new Macs but I know in the older ones there is a battery that keeps track of settings and runs the clock, etc. PCs have the same thing. Don't know if yours has one. If it does, removing it overnight might help. But this might not work on the newer ones.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Posted on May 15, 2008
All macbooks have a security that will not let you switch the harddrive from one the the other. Apple will need to reset the computer at an Apple store!!! His drive is DEAD!!!
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
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