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By zlitocook ·
Imac, I have vary limited knolage of them and need to remove the passwords. I am going to clean the computer and give it to a person who can not afford to buy a computer. It was from a company that went out of business and auctioned off equipment. It is blue with a frount loading cdrom, by the seireal numeber and tages it is 333mhz, 512 mem and mabie a 20 gig drive.
What else do I need to tell you about it?

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by CG IT In reply to I recevied a free

which OS version?

you might want to just try Apples web site and see if they got any FAQ or KBs on passwords etc.

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by Skidoggeruk In reply to I recevied a free

Hi,

Surprised they gave you a computer that has not been wiped.

Any setup disks? Maybe you could flatten the whole thing and start fresh.

Thanks

BK

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by Skidoggeruk In reply to

There seems to be a lot of stuff on how to reset OS X passwords with the install disk. Not sure how old yours will be

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by zlitocook In reply to I recevied a free

Sorry O/S 9 and I only got the computer keyborad and mouse nothing else. This was auctioned off by the court all the equpment was taken with out any one at the company being able to touch it.

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by Tig2 In reply to I recevied a free

Hi zlito! Your best bet is going to be to wipe the HDD and reimage. You don't say if you are trying to maintain OS X or not. By your description of the box, it probably shipped with OS 8 or 9. Try this site for older OS downloaads (I actually liked System 7 pretty well). http://www.lowendmac.com/macos.shtml . There are a number of sites that have Mac freeware/shareware.

If you really don't want to toast and ghost, and the machine is running OS X, open a terminal window and su to root. Then wipe passwords. Assuming you are comfy with command line Unix, that is.

Feel free to PM me if you want additional information!

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by zlitocook In reply to I recevied a free

Sorry none of the ideas worked, I have acquried MAC CD's and will ether remove the passwords or reinstall.
Thanks for the help.

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