6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2014 12:32 PM by staesh
Turbolego Level 1 (0 points)

According to this article, my macbook might have a faulty GPU-chip, and can be repaired free of charge: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

 

 

Here's a picture of my macbook pro, when the graphics get all wonky:

 

 

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How should i proceed?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Sincerely, Tobias Andersen


MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Turbolego Level 1 (0 points)

    Found more info: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088

     

    Calling apple support now.

  • hoangtu23 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Tobias,

     

    It seems to be my Macbook pro has same problem with yours

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8xThWNuw7t0

    Could you what youtube video then tell me if we have same problem.

    Have you fixed your macbook?

     

    Looking forward to hear from you.

     

    Thanks,

    Tu

  • Turbolego Level 1 (0 points)

    No, that's worse than anything i've had...

    My computer just goes to black sometimes, and i have to restart it, or the screen looks like the one in the screenshot in my first post... and i have to restart.

     

    Your computer needs help right away, seems like your graphics-chip is even worse off than mine! :C

     

    Good luck.

     

    Btw. i'm going to deliver my macbook pro to a certified service provider this week, just have to take a backup first... and deliver some school-homework... Even with frequent restarts, i need this computer in order to deliver my homework. :/

  • hoangtu23 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please update status after you delivering yours to Apple.

    I will also deliver mine to a certified service provider.

     

    Thank a lot.

  • mamasherms Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same graphics card and recently my screen has been going blank, too. So far it appears to only be the screen (graphics card) because the keyboard still lights up and music will still play out of the speakers. The link you posted about the faulty grpahics cards isn't for the GT 330m, though, unless you have spoken with them and found something different. If I remember, I think I purchased my MBP in 2010 as well. Mine has the i5 and I purchsed it a few days after those were released. Turbolego, have you been updated on anything yet?

  • staesh Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey, how do you know it wasn't for the GT 330m?

     

    I installed it, and so far my screen hasn't turned black. Let's see how long it's gonna last (fingers crossed!).

     

    Keep you guys up-dated.