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  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    I work on PCs on a daily basis, they are my main way of computing, and have never had any problems That "I" did not create myself.


    Not sure having to totally different platforms makes good sense. If anything having the same platform, for me anyway, makes better sense. I own both PCs and a Mac. Multiple PCs of all kinds, from 10+ years old to a new notebook bought in December 2011.


    The reason I have a Mac is because I work on them from time to time and I'm a computer Junky. Otherwise I wouldn't bother. A Mac does nothing a Win PC can't do, and that goes the other way also.


    Well good luck.

  • jacobysmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My hubby is also a computer dude. So having a Mac around is also partly for interest sake. I also find it easier to work with the iPods and iPad and iPhones from a Mac than a PC, but that's just me. I'm sure not everyone is as inept at PC usage as me! I find the Macs tend to do things the way my brain thinks they should.

  • gordiegords Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is all becoming a little frustrating, how can Apple decide to fix some that pass the 4 years but not others? I dont get it, I wonder what would happen if i took mine in along with the relevent replies from here and some case numbers, how could they refuse me a repair? surely they couldnt justify it?



  • sharon239 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All,

    I have a macbook pro, mid 2010 and had my Logicboard and heat assembly replaced FoC a few months past the initial one year warranty period. I've opted to receive emails on this topic and the number of people with this issue continues to grow and the repeat failure rate is quite alarming. If many of us use social media why don't we all Broadcast this problem? Tell all our Friends via social media, post it on our Public sites. Maybe the mainstream media will pick it up, or a former Apple employee will chime-in, perhaps Apple's competition would find it useful, interesting and pick it up.

    It might be worth a try.

  • csproblemmalware Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, this whole experience has really soured me to Apple. That said I have some tips. I had two problems one that I was just past the 4 year period and two that the computer wouldnt boot. If you call the regular customer service you will just get a call center and they wont help you. If you call Apple Corporate Headquaters and ask to speak to excutive customer services you will be put in touch with someone that can help you. These are the people with discretion. They have the power to pay for the repair outside the time period. However, I was not able to overcome the fact that it wouldnt boot. I even had the computer diagnosed at an authorised retailer who I thought would be more sympathic and frankly honest. They weren't. Without being able to boot they just called it a logic board issue. I got them to admit that the logic board problem "could" have been caused by the faulty graphics card but because they couldnt prove it it would not be eligable to have the repair covered. This an incrediably slimy way to do business. So, I am stuck paying the bill myself.


    I am shocked that Apple would conduct their business this way and ship such terrible products, wait for them to break and then get out it on a technicality. They should have just recalled the products in the first place. I will probably buy Apple laptops in the future because the OS is just so much easier to use than Windows. Though in the future I am going to be much more open to new and innovative products. I would have just blindly bought Apple products probably for the rest of my life. Not anymore. 

  • fromselena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    >> Apple only repair these with the same logicboards that they had originally, with the same GPU which will fail again. If you have it repaired, it may only last for 6 months, a year, maybe two years, and then fail again.



    That's is why Apple should have recalled the macpros in the first place or offer free repairs, specially because Apple is not  footing the bill! (if you read about the guy who won Apple in small claims, it says that it's NVIDIA who pays for the repairs).

  • fromselena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To dmd25, thanks!


    I am very discouraged because I went back to the store and talked to the manager (Kristin) who was very dismissive and didn't make eye contact. I was mindful and polite, and I had the impression that she just didn't want to deal with me (the store was empty, btw). I will go to another store...


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  • caseyctg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ame issue as mine. macbook pro was shut. I opened it, and the light on the front is on, dvd drive spins, no display, no keys...


    I took it in and they said it was a bad logic board. It failed the NVidia test, so I don't think the NVidia card is the root of the problem.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    The Nvidia card IS the ROOT of all of these Logic board failures.


    If you do a google search on "Baking a 2008 Mac Logic board" you will find many links on how people had DEAD 2007/2008 MBPs that baking it in an oven Re-Flowed the solder around the NVidia chip and brought the system back to life.

  • caseyctg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope so. I'll try that link, thanks Shootist.

  • caseyctg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so he believes its the solder joints connecting the nVidia chip? Why bake it though? I may just talk to my buddy who repairs electronics and see if he can resolder it. No offense but baking it seems like it could actually melt the solder joints as well to where they're not connecting....

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,650 points)

    Yeah, Sure, Whatever. You got nothing to lose. DEAD is DEAD so if it gets screwed up by your friend poking around with a soldering iron it will still be DEAD and you won't even know he screwed it up.


    Go for it.

  • DocZoe Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi dmd25, just to tell you that I took my MacBook Pro in to the service centre this afternoon. They are replacing the logic board - the graphics card was the problem, just as it has been for all the others. The four years would be up this month!! Whew. Just in time. Will report back when I have it back. Hope all is well with you.

  • HeinK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Drn, my MBP from 07 (yep :-)) was working well till this week.

    I'll enclose a picture to show what is happening and if anyone has any idea how to fix (as Apple support was very friendly, but that was about it as for a solution), please let me know.

    I hate being told by a support person that "it is a 5 years old computer, so you can expect this"!!!

    I don't want to buy a new machine right now ... so if someone has an idea, let me know :-)Mac_wrong_foto.JPG

  • HeinK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I found how to get the error do go away for a bit, thanks to thread ,

    but not permamnent yet.


    The issue is overheating.

    Adding the fac controller app and setting that to max rpm + adding an external laptop fan, the machine stays up and no errors show.


    Talked to Apple Tech support and issues seems to be with the video card, more info to follow once available :-)


    (At least I can CC the drive now, as the machgine has been runnign for a couple of hours without a glitch ;-))

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