3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2014 9:29 AM by juliatheawesome
juliatheawesome Level 1 Level 1

Hi I just got this Mac and it needed an update but I could not remember my password so it recomended that i insert the program disk and reset my password from there. I did that, but then was asked for my keychain passcode and i dont know that one either. I read that i can go back and start in recovery mode but becuase the comp was wipped clean and is new, there is no 'VOLUME' to load to recovery. HELP! I just want to get in to my computer!


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.classicmacos
    Classic Mac OS

    Recovery mode did not come to existence until Mac OS X 10.7, which the PowerMac can't run.  You need to get the original discs that installed 10.5 on your system.   Since you erased it entirely, you might as well sell it as is.  If you want to, you can sell it with the discs that you install the operating system with.  See this FAQ*:

     

    http://www.macmaps.com/selling.html

  • juliatheawesome Level 1 Level 1

    I dont want to sell it, I just want to know how to get in to my comp now that i am 'locked out'. i just got it, and i have the original disk. it was wipped clean and reprogramed so there is nothing on the computer. Can i just redownload the OS X 10.5?

  • juliatheawesome Level 1 Level 1

    I dont want to sell it, I just want to know how to get in to my comp now that i am 'locked out'. i just got it, and i have the original disk. it was wipped clean and reprogramed so there is nothing on the computer. Can i just redownload the OS X 10.5?