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    First the loptop is password protected how can i format the loptop without OS or log in or is there any apple forum big 1s or some1 can help will pay u

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    Insert the system disc 1 (or an OS X install disc), and boot from it by restarting and holding the 'c' key down after the startup chime. Click past the language selection page; click the Utilities menu at the top; select 'Reset Password;' select the computer's hard drive (usually 'Macintosh HD'); then select the user account you want to reset the password for. Follow the instructions on the screen, then restart the iBook - you should now be able to log in with the new password.

    Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD
    So you and your friends have a wild party and you wake up in the morning to realize someone has changed the admin password on your beloved mac and you can no longer access your computer. No problem, you can just pop in the OS X DVD that came with your computer and reset the password....but wait, that's missing too.

    Here's how to reset your OS X password without an OS X CD. You need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:
    1.Reboot
    2.Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
    3.When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
    mount -uw /
    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    shutdown -h now
    After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again!
    Last edited by Werter; 12-10-2008 at 10:33 PM.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    thank you i hope it works

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