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    Macbook Pro P/w reset

    Hello all

    My mother has lent out my services to a family who have recently lost a loved one.

    Said person had a MacBook Pro & had passworded it. It's the only account on there & they'd like to retrieve the data

    I've done some googling, but would appreciate experienced hands giving any tips or 'do/don'ts'.

    Thanks in advance

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    What I know:
    • One user account: 'adam'
    • Password hint is meaningless
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • HDD size: 320GB
    • dvd/CD drive works

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    Re: Macbook Pro P/w reset

    Take out the HDD and plug it in to something else?

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    Re: Macbook Pro P/w reset

    first thing I tried to do- however, looks like the screw head is worn down - cant shift it at all.

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    Re: Macbook Pro P/w reset

    ubuntu boot disk, network connection, maybe able to copy files elsewhere

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    Re: Macbook Pro P/w reset

    http://www.macyourself.com/2009/08/0...nstaller-disc/

    I've tried this myself a few years back on my brothers Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with 10.6.8 installed. Worked first try..

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    Re: Macbook Pro P/w reset

    What OS is it running? Do you have the disc?

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