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My MacBook Pro has locked me out, can you help?

my macbook pro has locked me out, can you help? A password i do not have and won't let me get access.

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How is it locking you out? What does the screen say? What model is it, what year?

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hi the screen says," enter your system lock pin code to unlock this mac".

Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid-2012

can i just buy a new hard drive? problem fixed?

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is it grey screen with four boxes or your operating system screen that gives your macbook name

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Use a 10.6 install disc and from the installer go Utilities > Password reset to reset an account password this will let you know login. I would recommend after changing the password that you reset the permissions of the folder. It will be the button underneath the password reset box.

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Will that work on all Macs? Or do you think you should find out what machine is being used before popping out an answer?

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I've used it on at least three version of OSX and its worked might be worth a try

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hi the screen says," enter your system lock pin code to unlock this mac". Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" Mid-2012 can i just buy a new hard drive? problem fixed?

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To continue from my original answer, if you follow Bradley's comment regarding removing a stick of RAM and then turning the machine on whilst holding the OPT + key and boot onto the 10.6 install disc your be able to reset the firmware password as its just below the user password reset.

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Turn off computer

Turn on + hold down option key

Select recovery boot

Follow instructions to install OS X over old copy.

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? for EFI Lock?

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Sounds like you have a firmware password. You will have to open up the bottom case, then remove one stick of ram. Once it is removed press the power button and immediately press and hold command-option-P-R (PRAM) until you hear another "bong" of the computer turning on, then release all the keys and allow it to start up. Then reinstall the ram and bottom case and you should be all set.

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The real and only answer is replacing the bios EFI chip with a clean me region reprogrammed chip .

If you are not a programmer then best bet is to find a company who offers EFI unlocks.

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