Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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What are the factory set passwords for the iBook g3 and g4?

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There aren't any, when you turn on the iBook for the first time it will run the startup utility to setup an account and a password. If you can't access your account, type root into the username box and leave the password box empty. This will load an all-access administrator account where you can change your password.

If you can't do this, you could try remotely accessing the computer from another one, if not, you will need to re-image.

Also, try putting your password in wrong a few times to see if you have a password hint, this might jerk your memory as to what your password is.

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As QEII says, there are no default passwords. The password is created when the account is set up.

You can boot to the system DVD and reset the password for any account. Insert the DVD and hold down the C key while booting the computer. It will take a while. When you get to the first screen where you choose a language, click OK to proceed. Do not go past the next screen; instead, pull down the Utilities menu and choose Reset Password (or maybe it's Password Utility, and it might be in a different menu, depending on the OS version.) Follow the instructions.

You can use any system disk that will boot your computer to do this; it does not have to match the system currently installed.

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this link might help you further

•How to restore your Apple software (Mac OS X v10.4 or earlier)

if you have disabled it which know will happen at some time

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