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Now What! Apple just time bombed the new systems with T2 chips!

I had a feeing it was just a matter of time ;-{

iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro Systems Must Pass Apple Diagnostics to Function After Certain Repairs

The key is the last paragraphs and I quote:

Moreover, when the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro are eventually classified as vintage products, meaning they are no longer eligible for hardware service from Apple, repairs through alternative channels might not be possible.

MacRumors has reached out to Apple for comment. 

This requirement is a result of the T2 chip, which integrates several previously separate components, including the system management controller, image signal processor, audio controller, and SSD controller. It also features a Secure Enclave coprocessor for secure boot, encrypted storage, and authenticating Touch ID.

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That’s one fat L for self-repair, and one more win for Tim Crook. Hopefully someone can design a solution to fool the T2 chip.

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We've certainly seen this coming and it pretty well confirms all the hard drive issues we've had since the advent of High Sierra. I guess we no longer have laws about monopolies in this country. I wonder when we'll start seeing the lease programs for Apple products, you obviously don’t really own one.

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We actually just got a chance to respond to this! The software isn’t locking hardware out, at least yet! This is definitely an opportunity for an error 53 bricking to happen to laptops, but it looks like repairs won’t be immediately disabled. So, fingers crossed!

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This might be the start of it MacBook won't power on after display replecement.

I've replaced the display from a dead Mac to fix another a few times TB & Fn 2016 & 2017 and had no problem! Here Mattis is having problems with a Chinese supplied display assembly.

I'm thinking there is a some ID string which is being sent between the display and the system. If the ID is not one of Apples then thats the kill switch.


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