MacBook Pro repair question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Caris, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #1
    This question is about my MBP, but it could be any Mac really.

    Basically, I just got a MBP. It's took me all day to set up and I was thinking to myself "thank god I don't have to do this again" and something just crossed my mind.

    If my MacBook ever needed to go in for repair, say for a new screen, or a logic board, battery etc. Basically anything but the HDD. Can I keep my data? I'm unsure if changing things like the logic board requires OS X to be re installed.

    Just something I'm wondering, hopefully I will never have to find out.
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

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    Usually they don't touch the HDD if it isn't affected. But, you should regardless keep all your stuff backed up. If there is a severe problem, they may completely reinstall OS X.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Oh yeah, I do. I was just curious to see if replacing a part meant OS X had to be reinstalled.
     

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