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Changing logic board. Format SSD?


I need to change my logic board (i5 4gb ram) because it is only charging with 2W. To a used one from ebay (i7 8gb ram).

The SSD is encrypted. Can I still use the same SSD without formatting it?

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Before you alter anything why don't you just make a clean full backup unencrypted.

If you used Apple's FileVault2 encryption you should be fine. I would still have a master password and a recovery key setup beforehand.

If you used someone else's encryption tools you'll need to ask them.

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I am using Apple's filevault. Is the key software/hardware stored on the SSD or on the logic board?


The key here is the alpha-numeric the software gives you as a recovery key. Just write it down. The master password is what you defined when you set it up.

Apple does not use anything within the system to lock the FileVault image to (refer to the above links for the details)


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