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 Posted: Thu Dec 31st, 2009 08:22 pm
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i got a used Ibook I cant put any apps on it because it keeps asking for
the master password before I can install anything.I can return it to the store until Jan 10th
after that Im stuck with it.
Any way to over ride pass word
running 10.4
or  how can I retrive it
Ill I get is hint "bens moms name"

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Who's Ben?

Just kidding. The password is "Julia."

Still kidding (but it could be right). Can you re-install the OS from CD?



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The store owner should know who he bought it from ...
and at least he should be able to contact the previous owner ...

(if it's not hot)

Just kidding.

(no I'm not)



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called store allready no luck
Mac store said they could fix it but I dont want to give them my money

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Ive tryed every Mom name out there no luck so far

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can you search all "text & "document" files for:  Ben

(case sensitive)

he may have his last name in there which you could look in telephone book (or on-line)

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His last name is Dover



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kdog wrote: His last name is Dover
:moondance:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Dover

 


 

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You need a Tiger (10.4) or later install DVD. Beg borrow or buy one and then startup the ibook from the DVD by holding the "C" key during startup. Then when the installer wants to install a new system, you can instead choose change password from the Utilities pulldown menu on the first screen (after selecting the language of your choice-It says"Welcome to the Mac OS X Installer"). Very simple process, and you don't "Have" to reinstall the OS(unless there are other problems). Then restart and you should be golden! Or this time of year, maybe a good porter?

The store that sold this should have been able to do this... ?

Good luck!

I going back to my Sierra Nevada Pale Ale now!

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try b#$ch or milf POSSIBLY THE BEST WAY TO OVERIDE IS TO GET URSELF A COPY OF THE OS ON CD oops sorry for the caps and reinstall os from boot better yet sell it



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I know this is an old post, but am just curious as to whether or not you solved the problem. 

Wouldn't it be a hoot if that password was actually MOM, mom, Mom, etc.?  After all, it was Ben's computer and his own mother....

If everything else was on the computer, you might have been able to check out network settings and/or locations and pull up an IP address?  Sounds like there might be a whole lot of information about Ben still on that system.  Poor Ben.

If the store wouldn't fix it for free, I'd return it and let them know what the problem was.  Bet they'd fix it and you could then buy it back.

What store did you buy this at?  Sure sounds like they don't do much of what you'd expect to be done on a resale.  You certainly wouldn't want them selling a system you'd owned and hadn't wiped clean before the fact.

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