Fix Broken Bricked Mac with Restore Revive

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to fix a bricked mac or broken MacBook with revive or restore.

Guys if you are like me and you have bricked your new Mac M1 or other MacBook’s then you can try to do a restore or revive process to get it working again. You might be getting the black screen with exclamation mark and the restore URL on it. This video will show you how to fix it.

Fix Broken Bricked Mac
Fixing Bricked Macs with DFU mode, Like and iPhone.

Restore Revive Bricked Mac

To do a restore or revive you will need another Mac or MacBook. This Mac will push the restore to software to the broken Mac. IF you are like me and did not have a second Mac try borrowing one from a friend or you might have to go to an Apple store.

Let us get started. I am using two MacBook Pro M1 computers. You need to plug the power cable into the working MacBook on the right USB C port. In addition, plug the second USB C cable from the second MacBook to the left port. Then plug the cable from the left port into the left port of the broken Mac. Here’s a picture you might find helpful for the different Macs.

Apple Configurator

Next up download and app called Apple Configurator 2 from the App Store. Go ahead and open Apple configurator 2. Once that is done, you will need to put the MacBook in DFU mode. This can be a bit tricky.

You need to:

1. Press the power button.

2. While holding down the power button, at the same time press all three of the following keys for about 10 seconds:

The right Shift key

The left Option key

The left Control key

Other things to know are revive will revive the firmware and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS.

Restore Firmware

Restore will restore the firmware, erase all data, and reinstall the latest version of recoveryOS and MacOS. Bricked Mac.

Therefore, if you do it wrong it will come up like this. It has the padlock there and you cannot revive or restore this Mac. Ok so let try again. Press and hold the Power button then press and hold the Right shift, Left Option and Control keys.

3. After 10 seconds, immediately release the three keys but continue to hold down the power button until it appears in Apple Configurator 2.

Your Mac in DFU mode – Bricked Mac

Awesome, you have now just put your Mac in DFU mode. Just like an iPhone. Now depending on how you broke your Mac you will need the Revive option or the restore option. To find these menus right click on the DFU sign on the first Mac and go to Advanced. Under Advanced you will have the revive option otherwise I will use the restore option.

Ok the restore revive will start and may take some time so go ahead and hit the like button and subscribe guys!

Cool, if everything goes well then you should see the DFU replaced with a padlock. Moreover, your broken Mac should now be fixed. You can go ahead and setup your Mac again.

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