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DHarper 02-03-2012 09:24 AM

Students locked me out file vault and key commands at startup
 
Hi

I have 2 macbooks for our studio Writhlington Studios | Recording studio, sound recording, music, recording engineer, music studio, music production, recording equipment, Radstock, Somerset

My students returned two that now ask for file vault password when I try to log in, then hint for password is dorothy

I have no idea. They have left and I don't need the data on the drive just them to work again!

The keyboard is disabled at startup so I can't start up from system disc either. Checked with USB keyboard, the same.

I have taken the memory and hard drive out and replaced. No luck.

HELP!!!

RavingMac 02-03-2012 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DHarper (Post 1365249)
Hi

I have 2 macbooks for our studio Writhlington Studios | Recording studio, sound recording, music, recording engineer, music studio, music production, recording equipment, Radstock, Somerset

My students returned two that now ask for file vault password when I try to log in, then hint for password is dorothy

I have no idea. They have left and I don't need the data on the drive just them to work again!

The keyboard is disabled at startup so I can't start up from system disc either. Checked with USB keyboard, the same.

I have taken the memory and hard drive out and replaced. No luck.

HELP!!!

Other than typing "oz" or "toto" as password (just guessing here) looks like you either need to get the passwords from your students or take the MacBooks to an Apple store.
Sounds to me like a firmware password has been set.

DHarper 02-03-2012 09:38 AM

not an option
 
thanks tried oz

appleshop not an option

no budget

i did read on line how to reset it with memory removed but can't find the link

RavingMac 02-03-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DHarper (Post 1365260)
thanks tried oz

appleshop not an option

no budget

i did read on line how to reset it with memory removed but can't find the link

If I find the link I'll post it here. From what I have seen though, the firmware reset doesnt work on the latest Mac models. Apple can reset it for you though.

EDIT: Don't know if this is what you are looking for
http://osxdaily.com/2009/10/19/bypas...ware-password/

DHarper 02-03-2012 09:59 AM

thanks
 
they are 5/6 years old so should be ok :)

RavingMac 02-03-2012 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DHarper (Post 1365271)
they are 5/6 years old so should be ok :)

Posted a link. Hope this helps.
Bypass Mac Firmware Password


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