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Initial Setup issues with keyboard

  Paul 17:06 25 Feb 2020

I'm trying use an old Macbook (OS X 10.5 and older) that my girlfriend doesn't use anymore but she has no idea what the password is on the laptop. I'm a PC guy but just wanted to check out a Mac so I did some googling and found an answer which had 2 process that should work.

Process 1 After powering on press and holding Command + S

mount -uw /

launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

ls /Users

dscl . -passwd /Users/username password


This didn't work but...

Process 2 mount -uw /

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

shutdown -h now

This worked till I got to the initial startup when I try and enter the info for 'Registration Information' my keyboard doesn't work or is locked because I can press the Caps Lock key and it lights up green but I can't enter any info to proceed past this step. Can anyone help???


  bremner 18:02 26 Feb 2020

Have a look about half way down this article Click here MacBook Pro keyboard not working - about resetting the relevant plists

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