5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 9:05 AM by mende1
susansherman42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello

I have  Macbook Pro that has a bad Graphic card, I am wondering if it can be fixed or what it would

be worth to sell it? I do not know enough about it to answer peoples questions about it.


MacBook Pro, iOS 2.x
  • 1. Re: graphics card
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    It depends. If your Mac is old and/or it has got an integrated graphic card (an Intel graphic), the repair will be very expensive or it would be worth to buy a new Mac.

     

    If your Mac is recent, there's no reason to buy a new one because it can work correctly for the use you want to give to it

  • 2. Re: graphics card
    susansherman42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it was bought in 2007, and what would it be worth for the parts?

  • 3. Re: graphics card
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Your Mac was covered by a replacement program. Macs with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT have got a defective graphic, so it must be replaced, but it expired, so now you will have to pay to repair the Mac. If you think that your Mac can be useful for you, take it to an Apple Store to get the Mac repaired, and if not, buy a new computer

  • 4. Re: graphics card
    susansherman42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well thank you so much for that info, I am now wondering why we were not offered the replacement when it was brought into the Apple store before Dec. 9? I am not sure if you work for Apple and can help me out, or what I need to do to address this.

  • 5. Re: graphics card
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    That's because the program expired on December 7th. Also, you have to tell them that you want a new graphic because of this replacement program, because, as fas as I know, they don't know if your Mac has got a repaired or a defective graphic. For example, I took my iMac to replace the hard drive because of a replacement program and now, with a new hard drive, it still appears as covered to replace the hard drive