Lost Password on Powerbook G4. Can't update software
Posted on 2006-05-31
My daughter purchased a 12" Powerbook G4 from the university she was attending. The store that sold her the unit provided all the setup and installations, and the computer was ready to go when she arrived. Now, 2 years later, she's out of the school, but does not have the password that was used to set up the computer initially. None of the automatic updates can be done without it (There's currently about 15 critical updates that it needs....). The store was unable to help her retrieve the password.
Can anyone help here? Is there any way to reset the password without knowing it to begin with? Can any updates be accomplished without it? She's worried that if she accidentally 'signs off', she'll have no access to anything....
postscript: the unit is AWFULLY quiet....I'm thinking the fan isn't on, but it's hard to tell. Is it a nightmare to open the unit to check and/or replace?
Thanks for the help!