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#1 2016-11-12 23:42:35

unitednations161
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mac SE password help

Just picked up an mac se, when i start it up it has the fish swimming and wanting a password, is there a way around this? I tried holding shift as it boots, that didn't work.

Please help!

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#2 2016-11-13 04:40:59

LCGuy
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Re: mac SE password help

That sounds like After Dark. Do you have a Disk Tools disk or another boot disk? If so, try booting off it and move the After Dark control panel out of the System Folder.

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#3 2016-11-13 12:51:11

unitednations161
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Re: mac SE password help

No I don't at the moment, but I can get one probably somewhere if you know somewhere let me know please, How to do you boot off the disk once I get one?

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#4 2016-11-13 20:11:49

LCGuy
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Re: mac SE password help

If you have another machine with a floppy drive that you can use to make one, you can get one here: http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/apple/US/Ma … er_System/ Either from System 6 or System 7 will do the job. Put the disk in before you power the Mac up, or right after you flip the switch and it will automatically boot off it.

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#5 2016-11-15 22:10:01

unitednations161
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Re: mac SE password help

I just bought another mac SE with some boot discs but i do not think they work. It says disc unreadable on my working SE. I also picked up a Sealed Microsoft Project 1.1, if thats of any value by not opening it.

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#6 2016-11-17 08:21:56

volvo242gt
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Re: mac SE password help

Also, if the computer is running System 7 on the hard drive, hold down the shift key while it's booting.  After Dark will be disabled.

-J


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