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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2015, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I was playing a prank on my wife and decided to lock her out of the laptop via iCloud. She went crazy trying different pin numbers. Now all I see is a 60 minute timer and when that expires I can NOT type the pin, the boxes dont even show up.

Message on screen is "Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes"


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Try this out and see what happens:

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/132478/macbook-pro-locked-with-find-my-mac-and-wont-let-me-boot

Looks like if you do a parameter ram reset it may help?? PRAM reset is hold CMD+Alt+P+R for two boot chimes and let it boot. Let us know if you figure it out.

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Well try this ;

Do some kind of Internet Recovery by starting iMac with Cmd-Alt-R. Then you may face lock screen (EFI pin lock) and enter your iCloud pin there. After that recovery process should begin and then your iMac should be booting normally.
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Try this out and see what happens:

http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/132478/macbook-pro-locked-with-find-my-mac-and-wont-let-me-boot

Looks like if you do a parameter ram reset it may help?? PRAM reset is hold CMD+Alt+P+R for two boot chimes and let it boot. Let us know if you figure it out.

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Well try this ;

Do some kind of Internet Recovery by starting iMac with Cmd-Alt-R. Then you may face lock screen (EFI pin lock) and enter your iCloud pin there. After that recovery process should begin and then your iMac should be booting normally.

I forgot I made a thread here, necro update for anyone with same question in the future.

This is a feature on all recent apple devices that APPLE has to fix for you, mandatory visit to the store with receipt for device to prove ownership, lost it? well GL with that. Luckily I keep boxes of the stuff I buy and the receipt was there. I did not buy the laptop in the apple store, worstbuy(bestbuy) and I think I could of gotten the recipt from my worstbuy credit card account.

Hopefully this makes it into the google results because I did not find anything about this.


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Interesting! Kind of wondered what would happen myself.. Luckily I resisted the temptation.
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I stumbled over this message when I was searching as I had the same problem:

1. My MacBook Air was lost/stolen and I locked it with a pin from my iPad.

2. After more than a week I got the message that the MacBook was locked. Unfortunately you get not information on where the Mac has been online.

3. After another week the MacBook showed up, someone returned it.

4. I tried to unlock and got the message "This Mac has been locked, Try again in 60, 59, 58 minutes". After this I got the message "Wring Passcode. Try again".

5. But, there is no field to type in the passcode.

6. Finally the solution was: Open findmyiphone on the iPad. select the MacBook. It says "locked... will play sound when online". On the right hand corner of the screen, there is a command to click on "remove". Hitting this the Mac is removed from the list and removed from the "lost"-status. Immediately after this the fields for entering the passcode showed up on the Mac. I assume it is also important, that your found mac is on a location where it remembers the net code to go online. Its hidden, there is no sign that the mac went online.

7. after entering the right passcode the mac reboots and looks like has never been away or abused...

8. I also asked apple-support. they send me an information, but the steps described there lead to the same solution but the screen and commands there where different. So maybe an old version of the helpfile.

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Well try this ;

Do some kind of Internet Recovery by starting iMac with Cmd-Alt-R. Then you may face lock screen (EFI pin lock) and enter your iCloud pin there. After that recovery process should begin and then your iMac should be booting normally.

For me this works, BUT I needed to be logged in on icloud.com/find using different computer at the same time in case to see the fields to enter the PIN.
As long as I wasn't logged in on icloud.com/find using a different computer at the same time, I was not able to view the field to enter the code.
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So it got resolved?

Well either way less learned.


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Apple support team will help you in this case..

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