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TJ17 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 13, 2011 1:04 PM

I tried using the find my mac feature, I used "remote lock" and locked my mac.

 

I purposely set the Mac to use code 000 000 so I know I wouldn't forget it, but it keeps saying the passcode is incorrect.

 

When its on the PIN entry screen, I can use Find My Mac again in my iPhone or online to lock it with a new passcode, and the message I set on the lock page will appear on my locked mac, but it doesn't accept the PIN at all...

 

I've set it to 000000 again and again to ensure but it just doesn't accept it.

I've wiped my hard drive and tried to clean install but the Lion installer checks with the server before installing I guess so it won'r let me, or it's in the Firmware.

 

It's really confusing and I don't know what to do. AppleCare were stuck and couldn't help me,

 

Hope someone knows the answer

iMac 24" 3.06GHz
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 1:20 PM (in response to TJ17)

    Using any beta software?

     

    Apparently it's easy to thwart by simply resetting the PRAM...google is your friend.

  • wachunei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to TJ17)

    I'm exactly having the same issue… hope for someone to answer this.

  • fabriciofrommiami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to TJ17)

    I'm trying to do that but another lockscreen appears with just a padlock and an input box.

    I would be most grateful if you could help me, my Mac is locked.

  • fabriciofrommiami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 6:08 AM (in response to TJ17)

    Thanks for your reply.

    When I try to do that it goes straight into a gray screen with a lock and a box different than the one which asks for the 6 digits.

  • fabriciofrommiami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 7:23 AM (in response to TJ17)

    I think I'm doing it right.

    Just to be clear, these are the keys right?

    Bit.ly/qn5b6l

  • fabriciofrommiami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to fabriciofrommiami)

    Sorry, this is the link: bit.ly/qn5b6I

  • fabriciofrommiami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 9:47 AM (in response to TJ17)

    As it seems, that wasn't working because I had an EFI password.

    I was finally able to do it after removing a memory card.

    Thanks for your help.

  • smoldt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 5:03 AM (in response to TJ17)

    I really wanted to see this before I have to use it, so I locked my Mac Mini from my MacBook.  After the reboot all I saw was a blinking grey folder with a ? mark inside.

     

    Resetting the PRAM didn't work - same blinking folder.  So I tried booting off an external firewire disk that I keep around for emergencies and powered up with option key for alternate boot. 

     

    Initially, I got the lock password and entered that.  The mini continued, but rather than seeing my normal system disk, I saw a disk labeled EFI, the recovery partition, and my external drive and recovery partitions.  I selected the EFI as the boot device and continued.

     

    I got another lock screen and entered my same lock code.  Everything is now back to normal.

     

    A little scary but a nice feature.

     

    Bill

  • jose.simoes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to smoldt)

    I Have a similiar problem, I can't login into OS X.

    I locked my MBP from iCloud because i don't find them, but when a found i introduce the password and says it is wrong :s

  • pedromigueljose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 9:26 AM (in response to TJ17)

    Man I'am trying hard ... nothing, it doesn't restart, only appears the padlock ...

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