Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 7:48 PM (in response to Baby Boomer (USofA))
I was afraid that might be the case. I will follow up on a definitive diagnosis.
However, in the meantime, if indeed the GPU is toast, I will need to determine if replacing the GPU is cost effective considering the age of my MBP. This engenders a couple of questions:
1. Is replacing the GPU in this machine managable for myself? I did replace the internal hard drive which was not a big deal.
2. Any recommendations on a replacement GPU, as well as a purchasing source?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 8:38 PM (in response to kitjv)
If your model MBP qualifies per the link I posted, the repairs will be FREE. You need to Call Apple Customer Relations - 1-800-767-2275. Ask politely & firmly that you want to be transferred to Customer Relations. Refer the KB Article to them & your symptoms.
GOOD LUCK!iMac (3.2 GHz, Intel Core i5-2013), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Fusion Drive-3.12TB, 32GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to Baby Boomer (USofA))
Baby Boomer: If indeed the GPU has failed, I will definitely contact Apple Customer Service in spite of the fact that the extended warranty period has lapsed. It never hurts to ask.
However, I'm trying to evaluate my different options if Apple denies my request; hence my question about replacing the GPU.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2013 2:54 AM (in response to kitjv)
The GPU is an integral part of the MBP logic board. What this means is that the entire board must be replaced if the GPU has failed. It is an expensive repair.
The genius bar technicians will be able to determine if that is indeed the problem and the cost associated with it.