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MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009): Recovering a lost EFI firmware password

Symptoms

Learn what to do if you are unable to choose a desired startup volume using the Boot Picker, or if you no longer remember the EFI firmware password that you've set on your MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009).

Resolution

If you cannot remember the EFI firmware password for your MacBook Air, please schedule a service appointment with either an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.  

Additional Information

For assistance identifying your MacBook Air see How to identify your MacBook Air.

If you need help with the EFI Firmware password on a MacBook Air (Mid 2010) or later, see MacBook Air (Late 2010) and later, MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and later, iMac (Mid 2011) and later, Mac mini (Mid 2011): Recovering a lost firmware password.

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