4518 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2008 10:30 AM by defen0500
1. Launch the Open Firmware Password Application.
2. Click the authentication icon and enter your Administrator credentials. You will be prompted for a password.
3. Locate and click the Change button.
4. This will launch an Open Firmware Password window.
5. In the Open Firmware Password window, locate and click to deselect/uncheck the "Require password to change Open Firmware settings" option.
6. Click the OK button to commit your changes.
7. Locate and re-select the lock icon.
Not without mechanical work. If you do a Google search for "turn off open firmware password" you will find some references about how to do it. However, it would be inappropriate for us to provide that information on the Apple Discussions.
Or you can wait until you get to the repair shop where they can do it for you.
Change your RAM configuration (add or remove a RAM module). Then reset the PRAM by holding down command, option, P, and R. Keep them down until you hear the third startup bong. That will defeat the firmware password protection.
But if I read your original post correctly, you shouldn't need to bypass the OF password. Just boot up your iBook, plug the external drive into your iBook, and copy your files over. You can even use a program like SuperDuper to make an exact copy of your internal drive to your external one.