Could a logic board issue affect software backups in any way?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rye9, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    I need to send my MBP in for a repair due to the logic board. When I get it back, should I trust the backup on my external HD when I restore the system from backup?

    I understand my option otherwise is to manually set things up as new, etc... but if it's "safe" to just restore from backup I'd certainly prefer that.
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    You should not need to restore. Your current flash drive will be moved to the new logic board unless there is also a failure with the flash drive.
     
  3. rye9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    Oh! Okay great
     
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    the only thing you have to worry about are some programs that you might have purchased. they might be tied to the mac address/ serial number of the logic board, and replacing the logic board will cause the ' registered ' version of an app to fail, and you will need to ask them for a new ' activation '

    other then that time machine is incredible. you can buy a new mac and connect it to your old mac's backup and everything is fine and everything works great.

    the only time machine problem i ever really had was i tried to restore snow leopard onto mavericks and found out that i had to manually transfer the photos over because iphoto was replaced


    i reminded people on facebook thats not the case with window's system image ! and they doubted me. so i had to paste the url, i have not heard back
     

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