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Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro may lose user data if the logic board fails

24 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

A failsafe feature built into earlier models of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been removed from the 2018 version, a report from MacRumors reveals, spelling bad news for emergency recovery of user data. In case of a logic board failure on the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pros, users can take them to an official Apple technician to recover the data stored on the SSD via a specialized mechanism called the Customer Data Migration Tool. However, the connection required to use this tool has been revealed to be absent from the 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in a teardown conducted by iFixit...
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Data Recovery For 2018 MacBook Pros Might Be Difficult

Data Recovery For 2018 MacBook Pros Might Be Difficult

24 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

It is always, always a good idea to constantly keep your computers and devices backed up because you never know when you will need to restore them in the event that they fail on you. Unfortunately if you own a 2018 MacBook Pro or are planning to buy one, note that data recovery for the laptop might prove to be difficult. According to a report from MacRumors , it appears that for the 2018 MacBook Pro, Apple has removed the data recovery connector from the logic board to make way for T2 chip. For those unfamiliar, the data recovery connector was what allowed Genius Bars and Apple Authorized...
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Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails

Apple Seemingly Unable to Recover Data From 2018 MacBook Pro With Touch Bar When Logic Board Fails

24 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

In 2016, when Apple introduced the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, the repair experts at iFixit discovered the notebooks have non-removable SSDs , soldered to the logic board, prompting concerns that data recovery would not be possible if the logic board failed. Fortunately, that wasn't the case.
Apple has a special tool for 2016 and 2017 models of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that allows Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers to recover user data when the logic board fails, but the SSD is still intact.
The tool is essentially a little black box that is able to...
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