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2234 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2008 4:07 PM by Ewen
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2008 10:40 AM (in response to StefSOFT)With intel Mac they changed to EFI firmware so a lot has changed. From reading this I think if you can get to install disk utilities then why not uncheck +Require password to change Open Firmware settings+ on Firmware Password Utility and that should free up the troubleshooting steps you list above that are blocked. Reinstall of OSX seems logical to attempt. Sadly without further testing could be hardware issue too, need to contact apple authorized service provider in this eventuality. One thing to bear in mind was whether your co-worker altered the firmware in any way, this might invalidate Apple One-Year Limited Warranty, AppleCare Protection Plan, or other AppleCare agreement.MacBook Pro, iMac, Powerbook., Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2008 11:25 AM (in response to Ewen)I don't know exactly how he could change the firmware. He certainly does not know the password. Reinstalling Mac OSX did eventually work for me, but it's not the solution I was looking for. The next time I'll check the password utility first.
I'm currently thinking of not using the Open Firmware passwords, cause I don't see the advantages for MacBook Pro's. For Mac Pro's however I think it's a decent solution to avoid misuse.
Message was edited by: StefSOFTDesktop, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2008 4:07 PM (in response to StefSOFT)Probably not a worry then. EFI isn't all that secure, especially if other have access to the MacBook Pro itself, so I think it isn't a huge extra risk not to bother with password.MacBook Pro, iMac, Powerbook., Mac OS X (10.5.2)