Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to Kristin D)
First, if the computer worked fine prior to the display replacement, I'd ask to talk to someone higher up the food chain, explain that to them, and see if they might be willing to do something about it.
If no luck there, you might consider a "depot"/flat rate repair. If your MBP qualifies, they'll repair/replace anything wrong with the machine for a set price ($310 last time I heard). You'll have to decide if it's worth that to you. If the machine does what you need it to when it's working, then I'd think it would be worth it to you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 4:19 PM (in response to Kristin D)
I watched quite a few videos with the 9600GT graphics card instead of the 9400GT and it didn't freeze, BUT when I use the 9600GT card I can't use wifi. The wifi turns itself off and it won't let me turn it back on even in the preferences. The only way I am able to get wifi back is by switching back to the 9400GT card and restarting. I can however use an ethernet cable for the meantime. -.-;
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to Kristin D)
I think the latest update to 10.7.3 fixed the wifi issue, however; it is now freezing while using either graphics cards. Last time I went to the apple store they wouldn't run any tests past telling me my hard drive was failing. I stress tested both graphics cards and they seemed fine with no freezing.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to Kristin D)
Kristin D wrote:
Last time I went to the apple store they wouldn't run any tests past telling me my hard drive was failing.
So, not to state the obvious, but are you going to replace the HD? Tests for failing HDs are usually quite accurate . . . .
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 1:01 AM (in response to Kristin D)
For the freezing issue i would behave has suggested by tjk, if the problem appeared just after screen replacement, then that would be the problem, and Apple MUST respond on this!
For the flickering issue, yesterday (italy time) Apple released a fix via EFI Firmware update. If you look into the thread you'll se that the issue has gone with the new firmware.
Finally, just after 3,5 years
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to Benna)
Thanks for the reply. As an update, I took it into the Apple store again and it froze while they were trying to run the test. This time the guy said it was covered by the repair warrenty. After 2 weeks without a computer because something was wrong with the graphics cards they called me back and said they were just going to give me a late 2011 mid-range MBP. So I currently have a brand new MBP with no issues
Yeah... 3.5 years and they just release that fix for flickering screens. I hope it works for everyone. I know some people had some major issues with it.