What you need to know
- Apple released macOS Monterey 12.3 this week.
- MacBook Pro users are complaining that macOS is bricking some machines.
- The problems seem to be related to users who have had their logic boards replaced.
Multiple users of Apple's MacBook Pro suggest that the new macOS Monterey release pushed out this week is bricking their Macs.
One user in response noted a similar experience:
Still another said they had the same problem with their 14-inch MacBook Pro. According to an answer in the forum thread, the problem is related to a firmware bug in macOS Monterey 12.3:
The suggested answer involves manually downloading the 12.2.1 IPSW and using Apple Configurator 2 with your Mac in DFU mode to revive the image.
The full thread and insight on a possible fix can be read here. (opens in new tab).
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
Didn't brick my work Mac (16" i9 MBP) but it dis wipe out all the settings I had in it.
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