Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to fbreckx)
Your MBP has two graphics cards, the Intel for 'lightweight' graphics and the NVIDIA for the 'heavy duty' graphics. In SYSTEM PREFERENCES>ENERGY SAVER you will see a box next to 'Automatic graphics switching'. If you deselect it, it should force the NVIDIA card to work.
In SYSTEM PROFILER>HARDWARE>GRAPHICS/DISPLAYS>VIDEO CARD< both should be both listed. If not there is a problem.
Run a hardware test. Use your installation disk and press the 'D' key as you start up.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 14, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to fbreckx)
My Macbook Pro just failed this morning, I'm 3 months outside the 4 yr service window and Apple told me to go pound sand. No way they will fix any units even if you are 1 day out of the 4 year window. What annoys me most about this is that Nvidia coughed up $150,000,000 - $200,000,000 million because of this problem, so Apple got paid to fix all of us - and it looks to me like Apple is making off like bandits as the cost of repairing failed units is WAY less than this amount.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2014 4:06 AM (in response to repomannwp)
Same thing happened with me. I have a piece of junk Mid 2010 MBP with the graphics problem and if I bring it into the store and they claim that they cannot make the card fail during their diagnostics, they do not fix it.
I brought mine in three times due to noisy CPU fans as well. They just blew air into them and within a few days they were noisy again. Only did they replace one when they could not blow air into it to quiet it down.
I paid in the neighborhood of $5000.00 for my mid 2010 MBP with AppleCare brand new.
That was a heavy burn for me.
I like to reinstall the OS and give them a plain machine to work on, but it seems that the issue does not crop up right away.
I filed a complaint. Heard nothing.
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