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Logical board replacement 5K late 2014

If need to replaced the logic board (main board ) on my iMac late 2014 5K is available the software for serialization the new logical board??



Update (10/08/2016)

Suppose is out of warranty, need to replace the logical board and initialize it changing the SN this for have the update from Apple and using different services, otherwise I will not able to receive these update (iMac is not recognise by Apple service).

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Can't change the SN it is what it is. It's a burn once situation.

I think you're confusing your Apple ID with system SN. That are very independent of each other. Likewise, applications are tied to your Apple ID not the system its self. That way you can upgrade to a new system and transfer your apps over to it. Which is basically what you would be doing here. The only thing the SN locks you to is the warranty as it tells Apple when you bought it. But if its out of warranty why are you worried about it? There are few other things here but they don't apply.


I would still go to an Apple Store as they often will let you slide if its just a few months out. Its worth the trip!

Besides they can often do things cheaper than you or an independent can! That is if its out of warranty.


Why do think you need a new logic board?


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Have you visited an Apple Store or Authorized Service Center? You system might still be covered under warranty here.

I would start there before thinking about replacing your logic board as it will be very expensive! It will be around $1,250 to 2K US just for the part!

Depending on where you get it, it will likely already have a S/N assigned. The Serialization tool is very tightly controlled by Apple. Even if you get the software you need a special Apple account for it to register its self. And theres even more security now than before!

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@danj better to have a "flat rate repair done?"


@mayer - For sure! I pointed that out in the comments at the top.


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