According to an internal document at Apple obtained by MacRumors and Motherboard, it appears the Cupertino company does not like it when you open your MacBook Pro laptop and repair it. Also, they don’t want you to take it to a third-party repair service. They would rather have you visit only an Apple Store near you or any of their affiliate third-parties.
Apple is reportedly using a proprietary system configuration software that will verify the repair workmanship. Should the Apple service Toolkit 2 not be run after the repair, the MacBook Pro will remain in an ‘inoperative system,’ while the repair status remaining as ‘incomplete.’
That means as a MacBook Pro owner or a repair service shop, who don’t have the Apple Toolkit 2 to your disposal, you cannot make repairs on the machine’s logic board, Touch ID board, display assembly, and trackpad. The restriction seems to be affecting Apple machines with the T2 security chips; that is the 2018 MacBook Pros and iMac Pro.
Should someone without the Toolkit 2 open the machine to repair it, the laptop will be locked …read more