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TS2377 MacBook Pro 2007  NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT issues

8284 Views 28 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2013 2:59 PM by Rudy T. RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • aleph1965 Calculating status...

    I have a quote from a cmputer repair shop for 185,000won (about $150) will take take my computer to them in a couple of weeks. I'll let you know what happens. I explained exactly what was wrong with it. They said they can help. I'm currenlty back to a PC.

  • EvgenyShmelkov Calculating status...

    Hi, do you hav e a email for contaacting with Apple? I have too the problem with geforce8600, and too is ouf from warranty((  4years 3months

  • pakboyali Calculating status...

    Forget about it bro, my Macbook Pro just got trashed. Took it to Apple today and i bought it july 2008 and its out of warranty so they are not going to fix it for us. I am so ****** because my finals are this week and my paper are due this week and there was no help was offered from Apple.

  • aleph1965 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 10:38 PM (in response to su01)

    He's right. I didn't get any support, because the 4 year extended warranty had expired in March.
    I was told that they would repair it for $700. I'm taking it to a private shop for $185. Your best bet is to get a few stimates and have it repair or buy a new one.  Good luck.

  • pakboyali Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All we can do is to Buy new laptop, or Request Apple to extend warranty for little longer. because this is not a cheap machine. I bought this MBP because i thought i will get me through college but didnt even run through my Associate LOL. I have Ace 8 years old is still running like charm. but really i wish they extend the warranty.

  • quantumink Calculating status...

    Well looks like logic board went and graphic card beginning to faill. The qouted repair price same as buying new macbook so having to resort to buying a mini. However because of faulty imac seagate drives been replaced at repair centre it could take maybe up to 3 weeks just to transfer my data to new mini. Hope its ready before christmas.

  • EvgenyShmelkov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to su01)

    Today, called the official apple service that try to repair it free... But now checked one more the article about programm http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377?viewlocale=en_US and have found, that programm ended 7 December,2012.... so *** day, marry christmas((

  • bajansixfooter Calculating status...

    My 8600 card seems to have just failed this morning. It was running fine as I was streaming some video, but the battery died.  When I plugged it back in, I hit power and just a black screen.  It chimes and it sounds like it's booting but no video, or even external video.

    Bought mine in Jan 08.  Never knew about this program until this morning trying to find a solution.  I'm pretty ****** as you can imagine. 

    Like Evgeny said, merry Christmas :(

    Gonna try this heat up cool down trick I read about.  We'll see.

  • Ed91 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I purchased my MBP in June '07, and had it repaired for the GPU failure (no display output) by Apple in 2009. Now I'm starting to see the same graphical glitches that led to the failure in '09, and I have to say I'm more than a little disappointed that the replacement program has been discontinued. Especially considering that I purchased a £1300 machine that can't manage to go 2.5 years without failure, DESPITE being "repaired," and now my otherwise fit for purpose notebook will need replacing. It's pathetic.

     

    With hindsight, I should have sold it in 2009 after it was repaired. I simply can't afford to fix or replace this notebook anymore, and I feel more than a little cheated that after paying for a premium product, assuming quality and longevity, I'd have been better off with something out of the bargain bin.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Ed91 wrote:

     

    I feel more than a little cheated that after paying for a premium product, assuming quality and longevity, I'd have been better off with something out of the bargain bin.

    You got that right. I'm still using a Dell i8200 9 years 11+ months since I bought it. It still runs fine when I turn it on.

  • Adri1980 Calculating status...

    I brought mine in 2007, I had the problem and they fixed in 2010.

    Same problem with the card, now in 2012 $310 I ask why if you guys already change it once ,you have to change it one more time, they told me that it is an old computer. What I thinking that i spent almost 3000 with this computer, I don't think that we deserve this.

    So should we change to windows

  • TYDYsails Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)

    Dear All

     

    You might find the following link useful, particularly if you live in the UK. I paid £450 for a refurbished board.

     

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-Macbook-Pro-A1226-A1260-A1229-A1261-Nvidia-Logic -Board-Repair-New-GPU-/300633277036

     

    TY

  • The_ErsatZ_Planet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had this happen recently and of course was past the warrentee time. I was wondering is anyone has tried using the Expresscard/32 slot with an external monitor? I have been looking into Expresscard/32 video cards and you can get ones made to add monitors to the MBP for around $150. I was wondering is anyone has tried this route yet? I can still connect to my MBP via screen sharing and the embedded graphics chip still works but am hoping I can just connect it up to a cheap monitor via the Expresscard/32 slot.

  • Rudy T. Calculating status...

    I bought my 17" MBP on ebay and only 6 months later the screen went black. Fortunately I had bought a SquareTrade Warranty when I got the MBP. When I called them they told me to go The Apple Store and get a repair quote. There at the Genius Bar they told me of the recall and Apple's Nvidia... Repair Program, which had expired only a couple of weeks earlier. She couldn't repair it under that program put that for $300 they could repair ALL of it's ills. Given that the amount was under what I had paid for the MBP they told me to get it repaired, send them the recipt and they'd reimburse me. When I got it back they had replaced the Logic Board AND the screen which had a starfish shaped crack on it. If you're thinking of spending $150 for a Expresscard/32 video card I'd spend the $300 and get it refurbished

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