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Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:36 pm

I am helping my brother get an older Macbook that he can learn the command line and Apple's BSD on. We want to spend less than $400. It seems that 2013 era Macbooks are the way to go here. If any of you have a line on one just let me know, it would help us out a ton. Thanks.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:00 pm

I have a Macbook Pro that Truecar forgot to take back when I left. That was three years ago, I think we're clear.

Only problem is, I'm not sure how to get back into is, as I've lost all the passwords.

If you know of a way to get into it, we can start talking price. (It will be considerably less than $400.)
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Can we do a factory reset of it? Here is a video that maybe says how until Paul arrives and gives us the correct way forward:

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:26 pm

Ah fuck. The first piece shows them having already logged in.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Casual Observer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:07 pm

Wow, you can't just format and reinstall like Windows? It that really true you can't do that without the password?

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by AArdvark » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm

Isn't there some bootstrap thingie that will work around the login?

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Casual Observer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:12 pm

I guess it does seem possible after all. Thanks Google search.

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:58 pm

Would you be willing to talk terms without knowing if you could ever log into it?

Let's get down to brass turkey here. I'm willing to make certain... allowances, based on the tenuous nature of the thing.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:40 pm

Yes. Terms can be talked.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Tdarcos » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:24 pm

pinback wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:00 pm
I have a Macbook Pro that Truecar forgot to take back when I left. That was three years ago, I think we're clear.

Only problem is, I'm not sure how to get back into is, as I've lost all the passwords.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:41 pm

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Jizaboz » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:56 am

Yeah I was about to say.. "Can't factory reset a Mac without the fahking password?! Hell no. Let me show you.. oh, Paul's got this."

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:41 am

$300? Pinback - $300?
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:40 pm

Sold.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:08 pm

OK. How about this? Mailing stuff sucks. How about you get paid when it goes to the mail box center?
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:00 pm

I don't know what that means. I'll send it to you, and if it works and you feel like paying me, then whatever.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:43 am

Medium flat rate box from USPS and bubble wrap from Dollar General. That's like 15$ total shipping after purchasing.

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:12 am

It comes with it's own box, I was hoping I could just tape it up, slap an address on it and get it the hell outta here. Or is showing a "Macbook Pro" box too risky.
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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by Jizaboz » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:11 pm

pinback wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:12 am
It comes with it's own box, I was hoping I could just tape it up, slap an address on it and get it the hell outta here. Or is showing a "Macbook Pro" box too risky.
Yeaaaah I wouldn't do that.

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Re: Anyone with a line on a Macbook?

Post by pinback » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 pm

What if I just write "NOT A" with a Sharpie before the "Macbook Pro" logo?
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