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MacBook Pro password

By Louismakai
Jun 22, 2010
  1. Hi I have just brought a Mac book pro on bay and the computer has a password which was not supplied and came with no operating disks have I wasted my money or is there any way around this I thought it was a bios but have been told it's called firmware.?
     
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    That's an openfirmware password - To forcefully remove that password you have to do two things:
    Add or remove DIMMs to change the total amount of RAM in the computer. Then reset the PRAM 3 times (Command + Option + P + R).
     
  3. Louismakai

    Louismakai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry I'm a bit of a technophobe what are dims??

    Sorry bit of a Mac technophobe what are DIMMS and where are hay found
     
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    DIMMs are your memory modules - sometimes just called RAM sticks. On a MBP you'll have to unscrew a plate from the bottom of the laptop to access them - but please research the proper way to remove one before attempting it. There are videos on youtube that you can watch to see how. You will likely have only 2 DIMMs installed so only remove one of them and then reset the PRAM before reinstalling the DIMM.
     
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