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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

PRAM Zapping Tool -- What is going on here?

Text:

Hi All!

Someone brought this video to my attention, and I thought I'd post it for discussion.  It appears to be a tool for zapping the PRAM of modern MacBooks which won't respond to the traditional method of PRAM password reset.  The new method has been largely a mystery, and people are simply told to go to the Apple store to have it done.  This is the first time I've seen something attempting to do it, and this video prompts several questions -- is this something we can replicate?  Why a different device for different models?  Is Apple software being pirated for use in this device?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB4mEtM7_cY

Thanks,

John

Device:

MacBook Air

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

156533

Original post by: rdklinc ,

Title:

PRAM Zapping Tool -- What is going on here?

Text:

Hi All!

Someone brought this video to my attention, and I thought I'd post it for discussion.  It appears to be a tool for zapping the PRAM of modern MacBooks which won't respond to the traditional method of PRAM password reset.  The new method has been largely a mystery, and people are simply told to go to the Apple store to have it done.  This is the first time I've seen something attempting to do it, and this video prompts several questions -- is this something we can replicate?  Why a different device for different models?  Is Apple software being pirated for use in this device?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB4mEtM7_cY

Thanks,

John

Device:

MacBook Air

Status:

open