4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 1:51 AM by alankirsch
alankirsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The official Apple program regarding the Graphics Display: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT has ended since December 7th 2012

Today, February 19th  2013 I still have that same problem, and don't know what I can do.

 

I have a MacBook Pro.

Anyone has any ideas? Apple, do you think it's normal to end a program like this when you still have users with the same problem?


MacBook PRO, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • 1. Re: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    The only thing you can do is either fix it at your expense or buy a new computer. Apple will do nothing for you.

     

    Also this is not Apple. This is a User to User forum and Apple does not come here.

  • 2. Re: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    alankirsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Shootist007,

     

    I'll take care of it on my own then. That ***** since Apple had an official program.

    It will cost me no less than 250 usd I presume.

  • 3. Re: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Only Apple know how much it will cost but from what I have read there are 2 options, that is IF Apple will even fix it now.

    1) To replace the Logic board is somewhere around $400 if done locally at an Apple store.

    2) It can be sent to an Apple Repair Facility/Depot and be completely refurbished for something like $320. Unless they find more damage then that $320 will cover.

     

    But since the system is now 5 years old (Not from date of purchase but Model years) Apple stops all support for system 5 years old and older. Only an Apple store and or the facility/depot would know if your system is to old for them to fix it or not.

     

    Good Luck & Best Wishes.

    alankirsch wrote:

     

    Thank you Shootist007,

     

    I'll take care of it on my own then. That ***** since Apple had an official program.

    It will cost me no less than 250 usd I presume.

  • 4. Re: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
    alankirsch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I understand. Thank you.

    Yes, it is an old system but it used to work perfectly fine. It still does, I just have to plug an external display. Anyways, it's my second time since I've had a problem like this. A couple if years ago I had to change the whole display and cost me around 600usd I remember. In an apple retail store.

    I think I'll go and have it refurbished if I can. I'll go and check directly to the apple store.

    Well, thanks again for your time and discussion. Have a great day and all my best for you.

    Good luck!