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    Post Please help > Reset password without visiblity on the screen

    Hi Guys,

    i wanted to ask if You could help me with this problem.
    My Mac powerbook G4 has lost all visiblity on the scree, it stays completely white, so i have since connected an external monitor screen to work with it which isnt a problem, since everything is still functioning minus the screen.

    However, after i asked someone to take a look at it, they returned it to me, and when i start it up it asks for the administrator password, which after i proceed to put in, still wont give me access.

    i want to try the tip which may allow me to create a new password.

    Command- S on restart and then,

    /sbin/fsck -y [Enter]
    /sbin/mount -uaw [Enter]
    rm /var/db/.applesetupdone [Enter]
    reboot [Enter]

    BUT, because the screen is white i cant see anything on the laptop, and nothing shows up on the external monitor either after putting in the command-s on restart,

    Is there any way of being able to see it on the external monitor so i can put in the /sbin/fsck -y [Enter]
    /sbin/mount -uaw [Enter]
    rm /var/db/.applesetupdone [Enter]
    reboot [Enter]


    Thanks guys,
    appreciate it



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    What version of MAC OS X are you running , try putting in the OS CD/DVD you can reset your admin password from that in later OS's.

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    Hi Adyh,

    yeah, ive tried doing that, the problem is, it wont show up on my external screen so i can then change the password.

    Is there a way i can boot up the laptop and get to that screen but on the external monitor.
    Apparently with Macs You can only see tha info on the actual laptop screen.

    Someone suggested booting with the CD inside, and then putting the laptop to sleep, once it gets woken up again all the info can the be seen on the external monitor, but ive tried that, unless there are other ways i dont know about!

    any help is appreciated,

    Thanks


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    Repost. Please refer to the other thread for my solution/diagnosis.
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