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Language change makes me unable to log on my Macbook!

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Feb 20, 2012 4:45 PM

Hi guys,

So yesterday I changed my language from English to Vietnamese. My computer went on sleep. When I tried to log on, it didn't show up the dots(for the password field). I'm thinking the language change has messed up the keyboards! Could anyone tell me how to fix the problem? I really need to log on my computer as soon as possible. Thank you so much.

By the way, I changed the language to Vietnamese VNI.

Mac Pro
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,780 points)

    Hopefully we can get Tom or others in here to help.

     

    Does it boot into any of these modes?

     

    Holding Option/alt key at bootup.

     

    Holding SHIFT key at bootup.

     

    Target mode...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

     

    Does it boot to Single User Mode, CMD+s keys at bootup, if so try...

     

    /sbin/fsck -fy

     

    Repeat until it shows no errors fixed.

     

    (Space between fsck AND -fy important).

     

    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    We might get clues with verbose mode...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1492

     

    "Try Disk Utility

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at the top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106214

     

    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Reset Password from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Reset Password.

    Or do you have Firmware password protection in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352

     

    It would block usage of all the startup keys, like C, N, T, D, CMD+s, CMD+Option+p+r, CMD +v, Option, and Shift, as well as booting from anything but the Hard Drive.

     

    Force Removing Password Protection

     

    1) Add or remove DIMMs to change the total amount of RAM in the computer.

     

    2) Then, the PRAM must be reset 3 times. (Command + Option + P + R).

     

    http://www.securemac.com/openfirmwarepasswordprotection.php

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