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How to recover data from a MacBook Pro 2018 that has a dead motherboard?

Hi, Recently I have charging issue with my MacBook Pro (2018 model) and upon diagnosing, I was informed that the motherboard was dead as it was not taking power in and it required replacement. Is there any way that I can recover the data from this model of MacBook with a dead motherboard? Any inputs or help in this regard would be highly appreciated.Thanks in advance.

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

If your 2018 MacBook Pro is 15-inch or 13-inch long with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, it has the T2 security chip built in, which encrypts your SSD to prevent unauthorized access to your data.

However, it also lifts the barrier for data recovery because Apple or an Apple authorized service provider requires a T2 Mac to power on into DFU mode to access data on the encrypted SSD, which needs the logic board to have a functioning T2 security chip and USB-C port.

You can contact Apple to see if they can retrieve the data from your Mac. While it's unlikely that Apple can retrieve the data due to the dead motherboard, you can explore professional data recovery services as they may be able to repair the motherboard and recover your data.

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