5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2008 10:30 AM by defen0500
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I've got the open firmware password turned on on the iBook I use for work. The laptop's CD drive recently stopped working, and I don't have access to an external CD drive. I need to bring the laptop in for repair, but want to move my account onto another iBook while this one is in the shop. Because the open firmware password is on, I can't use the migration application. Because the CD drive doesn't work, I can't use the OS CD to turn off the password.

I do have access to an external hard drive. It would be a pain to have to reset everything on a new computer, so I'd greatly prefer to be able to transfer my account instead of just my files. Is there any way to turn off the firmware password or transfer my account using the external drive?

Many thanks!

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)