Went to the Apple Store and they said the program ended in July 2012.
Does anyone have any suggestions for resolving this issue or where I can go to get this fixed?
They quoted me $380 for the repair depot to swap out the GPU board. The cost of a new GPU is virtually the same amount the machine is worth on eBay. Please advise.
I was hoping this machine would tide me over while I save up for a new Retina MBP but at this rate and with Apple's declining quality of customer support and their widespread handling of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT issue I am hesitent to endorse this brand any longer to friends and family. tis
Very disatisfied at the moment.
Try one of the Authorized Service Providers.
I had the exact same issue (about two years ago). Apple store genius did not accept it and offered repair for ~$1100.
I went to one of the Apple Authorized Service Providers. They kept the machine overnight, ran the standard test for this issue and did a free of charge mainboard replacement.
However, if the extended warranty period has ended last month, then they are not obliged to fix it for free.