I bought a macbook pro from e-bay and the man that sold it told me he cleaned the computer and gave me the administrator password that wouldn’t work that I asked him for.I don’t know how to get into the computer and it was working great until I shut it down and tried starting it.When I started it up it asked for the admin.password and I put in the password that the man who sold it to me had and didn’t work.I would like to know if someone can help me. Thank you.

  • call him and confirm the password
    – Ruskes
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 3:13

1 Answer 1


Call the fellow you bought it from and ask him for the password again.

If it is a recent machine you could boot into "recovery mode" and reset the password, otherwise rebooting in single-user-mode could allow you to reset the password from the command line. Some good options are listed here:


  • Definitely the best option. Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 3:39

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