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« on: March 21, 2022, 04:05:08 pm »

PSA: Don’t upgrade to macOS 12.3 if your Mac’s logic board has been replaced

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<body><section class="wp-block-bigbite-multi-title"><div class="container"></div></section><p>Apple released&nbsp;macOS Monterey 12.3&nbsp;earlier this week, and since it has&nbsp;Universal Control, it&rsquo;s an eagerly-awaited update. However, reports have said the update could be causing a problem with Macs that have had the logic board replaced.</p>



<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://www.xda-developers.com/macos-12-3-brick-mac/&amp;xcust=1-1-624410-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">XDA Developers[/url]&nbsp;reports that complaints have appeared on the Apple Developer Forums, citing upgrade failures, recovery attempts, failures to recover using Apple Configurator, and more. A&nbsp;<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/701681&amp;xcust=1-1-624410-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">post[/url]&nbsp;on the Apple Developer Forum indicates that the problem occurred two weeks ago, when 12.3 was still in beta. A reply by a user lgladdy states that the only way to fix the problem is to manually download Monterey 12.2.1, and then use Apple Configurator 2 to restore the Mac. There&rsquo;s also a&nbsp;<a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253743699?login=true&amp;page=2&amp;xcust=1-1-624410-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">thread on the issue in Apple&rsquo;s general support forum[/url].</p>



<p>Apple has not issued an official statement on the problem, and it isn&rsquo;t known if they&rsquo;re aware of the issue or working on a fix. The post by lgaddy points out that bringing the Mac to the Apple Store really won&rsquo;t fix anything, because they&rsquo;ll probably replace the logic board again and the crash will occur again when attempting to upgrade to Monterey 12.3</p>



<p>So if you have a Mac that had its logic board replaced, hold off on upgrading to Monterey 12.3. Apple usually releases new betas on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, so we&rsquo;ll see soon if a 12.3.1 beta will include a fix. It&rsquo;s also possible Apple could issue a fix outside of the usual beta cycle in a macOS 12.3.1 update.</p>
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