Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to LillyC)
I am very happy for you, but I am extremely upset how Apple has taken care of some people & not others. I have the same MBP as you & believe me I was upset on phone but always polite. I think at this point it's whatever rep you get that makes the difference. This has become a Lottery. Good Luck with your MBP. Consider yourself winning this obsurd Apple Lottery!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to Thorador)
I speak 8 languages (7 depending on whether you count the Northern and Southern dialects of Tewa as distinct languages). The others are Spanish, Portugese, English, German, Italian and Navajo. I find English by far the most versatile. Perhaps you just aren't as fluent as you think you are.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to Dr_Jezz)
Ah, interesting. I had the MacBook (mid 2010) black screen with virtually no warning yesterday and was scouring the web for answers when I stumbled upon the rather odd comment. I normally wouldn't have responded, but I suppose it just struck me wrong on multiple levels. Thank you for your kind remark.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to jlaisies)
Having the same exact problem with my MacBook Pro 2011. Only 20 month old and is shot. The tech at Apple Store cannot access it with his diagnostic tool. He is suggesting a logic board replacement that costs USD1200!! The worst is: no warranty it will fix it. It's frustrating that a machine so new and well taken care of can fail like this. Calling Apple TODAY!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to MeisterDirektor)
Gosh, so many people with the same problem!! I'm on your same boat. I can't believe Apple is getting away with this... I've been a Mac user for 20 years, never had a problem of this caliber. What's going on?!! Instead for releasing a product every couple of months they should invest more money on their product quality!! This all *****!! Only 20 month old computer worth 3 grand, now needs a logic board replacement that costs USD1200!! Freaking upsetting!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to iwidesign)
I have had a mid 2010 MacBook Pro for about two and half years. I bought it new and have AppleCare until August. Two months ago the hard drive crashed and was replaced for free (ell, not free, the cost of AppleCare). Yesterday the screen flickered slightly for a few seconds then went totally black. The machine still boots and have the start time and I can access the hard drive from another machine on the network so the computer is running. It's definitely a monitor issue. I have an appointment at the Genius Bar today and it is covered by AppleCare so I'm hoping for the best. Still, I have had other machines that cost less (Dell, for example) and have never had a hard drive or monitor crash. I switched to Apple to get away from Microsoft after Vista. Not sure it's worked out for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to Dino1956)
Dino1956, I wonder if LillyC may have beeen accomoated by requirements of Canada law? I don't know just thossing this out.
Sorry about the logic board issue. Must be very frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to Susan Howard)
Susan, yea maybe so. But none of it makes sense to me. I am typing this on my 2011 13" MBP & lately I have been seeing some corrupted Video Glitches. This model does not have the NVidea Chip, but I am completely shell shocked now. May not ever buy another Apple Laptop if this one bites the dust. What Apple is doing is not fair in my opinion. Helping some people & not others. I've never been Lucky in the Lottery. :-(
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to ocbizlaw)
After all video failed, I took my mid 2010 MBP to the Apple authorized repair people. If failed the video test and, though it is running, it won't display on an external monitor either. Fortunately, I have Applecare through August of 2013, so they are replaicing the logic board for free. The video hardware is NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor and Intel HD Graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory. I hope they aren't replacing it with the identical hardware.
It is odd that I've had both a harddrive and logic board failure in 2-1/2 years and it's a bit offensive that you have to buy an extended warranty that is more than 11% of the cost of the machine. I've always owned Dell in the past and never even considered an extended warrranty. Two have been in service for 5 years and never had any repairs at all.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 6:49 AM (in response to Keith Walsh)
Hey, everyone, I bought my MBP in late 2011, and I'm not positive on what the exact specs are, but based on what I've seen online here and elsewhere, I'm starting to have some logic board issues. (I get the black lines on the desktop and mission control every few days now. They go away if I change my desktop or restart, but recently the lines started flashing over all of my open windows and applications, and then going away.)
I don't have apple care, so I'm basically up a creek if I want to replace it, but does anyone know of anything that I could do to maybe extend the life a little longer?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to chusto)
Then stop wasting time here, take it to an Apple Store, have it diagnosed, if there is an issue a few months out of warranty rather than a few years will be in your favor. Since the day you discovered this issue time has been passing, enough already.
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