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Can BootXChanger brick your Mac?

Asked by klaas4 (2186points) April 30th, 2008

Like void your warranty, never make your Mac startup again?
(http://namedfork.net/bootxchanger)

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wildflower's avatar

I’d be cautious of this (from their FAQ):
“My Mac won’t boot anymore after I used BootXChanger! Help!
If BootXChanger is somehow interrupted while writing the boot image (by a power failure, for example), you won’t be able to boot from your startup disk anymore. This is easily fixed by booting from your Installation DVD and selecting the startup disk again.”

klaas4's avatar

I tried it, and it’s safe. It doesn’t touch things in the EFI, but only in the system. I tried choosing Mr. Jelly, but that didn’t work. Ah, well..

wildflower's avatar

lol…..nice thought though :)

iwamoto's avatar

i just use the colored apple logo, although im thinking of using the mandalorian logo (boba fett) and my machine is from 2005, so i don’t worry about waranty, should i break it though, i bring it to work and fix it there, already opened a lot of ibooks :)

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