4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2008 8:42 AM by doug123apple
alaskaglaciers21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey folks,

Bought my used PB off Ebay. Borrowed the OS install discs from a buddy who just bought a macbook so i could reset the macuser password. I was finally able to pull that off ( I was unable to make any changes to my laptop without this password). Now..whenever I log on...i am asked for my keychain login...how do i rid myself of this annoying keychain prompt? I never saw this prompt before i reset the macuser password. I have gone to utilities and to the keychain access and deleted login from the edit function...but it always reappears like a bad penny...HELP!!

powerbook g4 12 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,800 points)
    Borrowed the OS install discs from a buddy who just bought a macbook so i could reset the macuser password.


    This is not legal. Get legally licensed discs, and/or ask the person who sold you the machine to give you the original discs that came with your machine. If they won't give it to you, sell it back to them and tell them what they are doing is not legal and you want no part in it.

    We can't help you with something that is illegal. Terms of use on the right forbid it.
  • alaskaglaciers21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Please do not answer a thread if you are going to pull the "this is so illegal" c**p without all the pertinent information..I bought a used Mac with no CD's and the seller had no idea what the password was...i borrowed OS install discs (because all the google searches said this was my only recourse) from a neighbor and used them until a change password prompt was available..I already had the software(10.5.4) on my machine and never actually installed his software...nor would I ever fully install someone elses software to illegally to upgrade my PC. I think I need to look elsewhere for help..and you need to get a life.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,800 points)
    I bought a used Mac with no CD's and the seller had no idea what the password was...


    The CDs must come with the machine.
    If the seller lost the CDs, they must call AppleCare for the CDs before selling the machine.
    If the seller doesn't have the CDs, they can't reset the password.

    I suspect the seller might have stolen the machine.

    Give it back to the seller and get it from a more reputable seller who did more to keep track of the machine's CDs and password.

    It should be a red flag that something is wrong if you get a machine from a seller who can't keep track of the machine's password.

    Message was edited by: a brody
  • doug123apple Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Your problems is a common one, and a bug by Apple, IMHO. Search a little more elsewhere for the solution. It appears to come from changing the password outside of system perferences, where the login password changes to something random. You can fix this through keychain preferences. Check, e.g., http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1631

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