I'm sorry Dacoit, I'm afraid I can't do that ...
January 31, 2012 12:04 AM Subscribe
Please hope me! Far from home and locked out of my Mac due to international language keyboard issue.
posted by dacoit to Technology (7 answers total)
Thanks for reading ... and here's a puzzle for you advanced Mac-heads out there:
I'm visiting Istanbul and learning Turkish, so I've had my (recent model) MacBook Air's keyboard set to "Turkish-QWERTY", and my account login password was a Turkish word ("hoşgeldiniz"). All of which worked great until the other day when, before writing an email in English, I switched the keyboard setting back to "standard US".
Oh no! Ever since, every time I try to log in to my Mac I get rejected. That's because the US keyboard can not, in any way, make the ş in my password. And the big catch-22 is that it seems to be impossible to switch back to the Turkish keyboard without first logging in!
I can't believe that something so simple would brick my computer. Worst of all, I don't have any kind of system recovery chip, and I'm in Istanbul where there's no Genius Bar. And finally, just to round things out, I have the flu and am running a 102º fever. Help ...?