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Power Mac - Resetting/Removing Open Firmware password


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OK, so i was given a Powermac G4 that my buddy didn't want anymore. He took his HDD, so I put in an 80GB i had lying around. I then tried to boot from the OS

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I've determined that the open firmware password is enabled...and of course my friend didn't know/remember he did that

I have tried removing/adding RAM DIMMS and then trying to reset the PRAM. It doesnt work. In fact none of the fixes i have found have worked for me.

Some one help!
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NEVERMIND!

I cant believe i made such a simple mistake....

I supposed if one tries to use a DVD, make sure you are actually using a DVD Drive, and not a CD-ROM drive...
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Have a look at this link, go down to procedures:-

http://homepage.mac.com/codesamurai/...20Password.txt

Let's know how you go?
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Drat you beat me! Great and yes a DVD drive would help with an install DVD.
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I am having a similar problem! cant get past the blinking question mark/folder that comes up! i put in a install disc in the DVD drive, but nothing happens!

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I am having a similar problem! cant get past the blinking question mark/folder that comes up! i put in a install disc in the DVD drive, but nothing happens!
Did you reboot your system with the install media in the drive and held down the c key?

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