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problems with amd gpu on early 2011 macbook pro


been having problems for the last couple of weeks on lion os and now mountain lion and need some advice

i'm guessing its the graphics card a amd 6750m as when it swithches to the gpu the screen glitches and freezes, ive tried the apple hardware test and it passed that

then i did a gpu test with a novatech bench test and crashed nearly straight away

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it's nearly 2 years old and out of apple warranty but i'm sure under EU law it should be 2 years

whats my options


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 1:58 PM

571 replies

Feb 14, 2013 1:44 PM in response to djanderz

I have the same exactly the same problem on a Macbook Pro 17" i7 early 2011. It began about a month ago and the Apple Authorized Service Provider after a week told me that it was the logic board and a new one would cost me $25,000.00 mexican pesos (around $1,925.00 USD).

All I can say that is that this is NOT a few machines here and there, this is a wide spread and numerous problem that should be addressed by Apple.

I'am really mad!. I bought my first Mac in 1988, a Macintosh SE an believe it or not it still works!!!. Over 25 years I have had more than 20 Mac of all kinds. Before the Mabook Pro 17" unibody I had a Power Mac G5 (Tower) that lasted 8 years… EIGTH YEARS of constant and highly productive use.

I'am so disappointed that I'am seriously considering "Switching" to Windows.

And to hear the rumours that Apple is working on an "iWathch" is really pathetic.

Apr 26, 2013 11:33 AM in response to djanderz

I have the exactly same problem.

Macbook PRO 15 Early 2011.

It happen exactaly like the screenshot.

And on the next days other different graphics glitches happen.

Now i'm using only the integrated.

I have bootcamp Win7 and when i thy to boot it, it starts the windows, but after a minute the machine restarts automaticaly.

I have tried to set the fan at maximum and the machine holded up better, but each day the 'limit' gpu temp is getting lower and lower.

Nowadays i don't even try to test it anymore because i fear it won't boot anymore.

But i see at youtube that a lot of people had this problema with the Radeon 6750M from the early 2011 macbook pros.

Does anyone know if Apple has recognized that as a model failure and extend our warranty.

What happened to your macbooks nowadays?

Jun 6, 2013 2:53 AM in response to djanderz

Same problem here. Italy. Macbook pro march 2011. Mine it's out of warrenty and I am ****** off. This is a problem related to the radeon card. it's plenty of theads of people writing about this. It looks it's a "bad manufacturing" problem of the card. Apple MUST take care of this. I would open an email address to collect all of our complains and send it to apple the whole thing.

Let me know who is willing to do so

problems with amd gpu on early 2011 macbook pro

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