Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs

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    Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs
    Newer Macs now require a proprietary diagnostic tool be run after replacing the logic board or Touch ID sensor
    By Nick Statt@nickstatt Nov 12, 2018, 1:51pm EST
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/12...mini-t2-chip-security-repair-replacement-tool

    Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros
    Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
    By Jason Koebler | Oct 4 2018, 3:43pm
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...pro-software-locks-prevent-independent-repair

    Apple utilizes hardware lock to prevent third party Macbook repair.
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