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I had a HD crash and rebuilt system. Trying to setup sync and keep getting wrong key on verify even though it is the one I have always used. I have an account but cannot verify or create new one. Why does this have to be so damn difficult?

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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Had a main system drive go out. Replaced and reloaded and now trying to get firefox sync to work and when I put in login info and my key it says wrong key but I do not have any other key and have used this key for years.
Can someone help me fix this without having to recreate a whole new account?

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For what it's worth, you posted this in 2011, and here in 2014 I am still having this same issue. Over the last two days, I have had to unlock my apple account 8 times. I didn't get any new devices. I haven't initiated a password reset. I didn't forget my password. I set up two factor authentication and have been able to do the unlocking with the key and using a code sent to one of my devices. 
That all works.
It's this having to unlock my account every time I go to use any of my devices. And I have many: iMac, iPad, iPad2, iPad mini, iPhone 5s, iPod touch (daughter), and my old iPhone 4 being used as an ipod touch now.  They are all synced, and all was working just fine.
I have initiated an incident with Apple (again) but I know they are just going to suggest I change my Apple ID. It's a simple one, and one that I am sure others think is theirs. I don't want to change it. I shouldn't have to. Apple should be able to tell me who is trying to use it, or at least from where.
Thanks for listening,
Melissa