7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2012 2:39 PM by Csound1
love2b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i think my grapic card has gone out, get screen full of squares, and then it freezes, are they hard to replace, and at what cost?? out of warrantee!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: replace grapic card
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    Not a user replaceable part, take it it an Apple Store, be prepared for an expense, this is a new logic board entirely.

  • 2. Re: replace grapic card
    wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,285 points)

    You replace the whole logic board. Generally an expensive repair if you are out of warranty. Can cost US $700 or more. However, users have reported using Apple's "Flat Rate Repair". Cost is reported to be around US $300. Not documented. Ask at an Apple store.

  • 3. Re: replace grapic card
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Please post the model year of your Mac. There are some that have faulty GPUs in them. Without that info we really can give you the correct advice.

  • 4. Re: replace grapic card
    love2b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    already went, about 3/4 months agao they said one of my fans was out, and it was runing hot, so i kinda was expecting this, but didnt know if I could repair it, its a old but good machine.!!

  • 5. Re: replace grapic card
    love2b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The apple store said my machine was just at the cut off on age , 2007 think it was, to get the flat rate $300 repair, and I think that was only available in California.

  • 6. Re: replace grapic card
    love2b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply.......was hoping for a miracle........

     

    shootist...this helped me, but not able to show it on the reply.....sorry....but thx

     

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  • 7. Re: replace grapic card
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,445 points)

    Simply put, it can be repaired, but not for free, take it to the Store again to find out 'how much'