3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 8:37 AM by frederic1943
dbrhhock Level 1 Level 1

How can I manually remove the install disc from my MacBook?

I inserted it in attempts to change the admin password I mis-typed and forgot.

Also, how to reset admin password?

Thank you, anyone.

MacBook, iOS 6.0.1
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10

    See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274


    To remove the disc, press the trackpad while your computer is starting. Also, you can open Terminal and type: drutil eject

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9

    Left click trackpad during boot should cause the optical drive to eject.



  • frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6

    Put your install DVD into the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) and reboot. Be sure to either use the disc that came with your Mac, or, if you installed a later Mac OS X version from disc, use the newer disc. As soon as you hear the boot chime, hold down the "c" key on your keyboard (or the Option Key until the Install Disk shows up) until the apple shows up. That will force your MacBook to boot from the install DVD in the optical drive.

    When it does start up, you'll see a panel asking you to choose your language. Choose your language and press the Return key on your keyboard once. It will then present you with an Installation window. Completely ignore this window and click on Utilities in the top menu and scroll down to Reset Password. After resetting the password use Startup Disk from the same menu to choose your hard drive for startup and restart.

    If you're running 10.7 Lion check this article