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    Mike7361
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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
    So last week I found this iBook at the airport,no one ever reported it so now its mine.Two problems..well one really theres a password that i cant get past after the computer boots,i dont know how to log in as an admin as I was trying to read @ apple.com.Do I need software?and exactly what software would i need to purchase to wipe out and redo the whole computer and where could I buy it.I am very knowledgable about windows but this is the first mac ive ever touched,there is no information on the entire computer(physically) like model info or anything,i know its got a 12'' screen and it reads ibook under the display and is running mac os x.any help would be appreciated,if you could catch me on aim my screen name is Mike7361,Thanks -Mike

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    First off:

    Contact apple and ask them to check if the owner registered his machine with the serial number on the 'book...

    If he/she did, give it back and buy a mac mini with the reward money...

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    vuschejan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    First off:

    Contact apple and ask them to check if the owner registered his machine with the serial number on the 'book...

    If he/she did, give it back and buy a mac mini with the reward money...
    Yeah, If I ever lost my beloved Ibook I'd cry. Well. I wouldnt, but, I'd be unhappy. However, if it was returned to me I'd be very happy.

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
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    I would do what have been suggested first. The owner may have some valuable data on it.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Flaps45
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    I once found a portable and by calling the manufacturer they found the owner. All they asked was for a serial number and they called the owner for me and all...I returned it.

  6. #6
    Mike7361
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    so what cd's would i need to restore this ibook back to new?oh and i just took the keyboard off its a 800mhz/128mb/30gb/combo.

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please

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    Mike, I dont think youre going to find many people here to be helpful so long as you havent tried getting the 'book back to its rightful owner. Do the right thing and call apple and at least let them try to find the owner.

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please

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    From the original discs that come with your iBook, you just,... wait,.. you don't have them because you didn't buy that computer, so it is not yours

    Return that computer!!!

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    Plus you do know that if the original owner has reported it lost/stolen and you go online with it that apple will be able to tell right?

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    Do the right thing and return it. I would be very sad if I had lost a computer that I spent hard earned money on.

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
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    you can reset the password by booting from panther install disc 1. so you would need ti buy panther.

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please

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    .....
    I hope it doesnt work.

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    Flaps45
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    same here

  14. #14
    Phiber
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    Haha, I hope Macman lied and made this dude spend a buncha money! hahaha!

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    New iBook,Need some help asap please
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    I didnt lie. but if hes not even gonna try to return it, I hope he cant figure out how to do it.

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