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  • Olafironfoot Level 1 (0 points)

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    Complete and utter meltdown when it switches to Discrete Graphic card.


    Horrible design. You'd think when they slacked off on innovations, they'd be able to at least deliver something that works. I hope they kept Steve's brain in a vet, cause they're going ot need it soon!

  • nudoru Level 1 (30 points)

    Might be a good road to gain visilbility into the issue.


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  • rikk74 Level 1 (0 points)

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  • dharmaazil Level 1 (0 points)

    i just email to apple suport macbook pro.. and make quote from this discussion.. hope apple will hear us.. and do something..


    why we not asking apple to fix this problem together? ..i'm sure GPU failure user will getting more number..

  • hikarishadow Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the very same problem. It has existed since about a week after I bought it.  I took it into an Apple store and was told it wouldn't be a problem.  It was "a hiccup-something that slips up momentarily but won't cause any damage." I trusted this tech because he worked in an Apple store.  I had no reason to think I shouldn't. 


    My computer is now unusable because it can't start up.  I tried to run iMovie and the screen turned blue.  I am so disheartened to hear that I have to pay $300 now to get it working for what seems like a temporary fix. 

  • Macwilli Level 1 (0 points)

    Just my 2 cents: Same problem (macbookPro 17 inch, 2.2 GHz, early 2011). Had the mainboard replaced for a flat fee $310... So far so good. First mac to cause any problems at all since 1991 :-)

  • viveksekar Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding my similar experience.

    [Macbook Pro 15 inch, 2.3GHz, early 2011, AMD Radeon 6750M GPU]


    The problems started with just screen becoming all fuzzy and it slowly progressed to gray screen on each boot & gray screen when pushing the integrated or discrete GPU


    I ended up paying $860 for the full logic board to be replaced + the service fee for getting it replaced.

  • MiBook84 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello all!


    I have a late 2011 MBP i7/AMD Radeon 6770M and it too has the problem with the discrete GPU unfortunately.


    Keeping it on the Intel GPU keeps it stable but on discrete it stops working after a few minutes with distored screen and lines on boot up (if it boots up at all). So I can confirm that the issue is not only on the early 2011-machines but also on the late-2011 machines (not strange since the problem is confirmed in a lot of newer/older Amd radeon 67xx GPUS).


    I really hope Apple will introduce a replacement program for these issues on both the late and early 2011-macbook pro computers.

  • Mr. EMan Level 1 (0 points)

    15" MacBook Pro Early 2011, 2.2 GHz, AMD 6750M 1GB.


    I think I was still running 10.6.8 when I started getting issues this past summer. Once the entire screen turned red, another time yellow. Then it started freezing and crashing randomly. Apple store replace the motherboard for $310.


    On the plus side, my SATA connection for the DVD went from SATA2 to SATA3. And the laptop runs cooler now, by about 4°C.

  • Dreamson Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple should start an quality investigation and do a recall on all these flawed models!


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  • h4x3rotab Level 1 (15 points)

    The same problem to me. My 2011 macbook pro's gpu has broken for nearly 3 months. Now I'm using gfxCardStatus to avoid system crashing. Let Apple hear us!

  • ToddBradley Level 1 (15 points)

    Dreamson wrote:


    Apple should start an quality investigation and do a recall on all these flawed models!



    At a prior job, I was a hardware quality assurance manager. This company was MUCH smaller than Apple, and we analyzed field failures monthly to look for trends we should know about. Unless Apple is seriously mismanaged (which I doubt), you can bet there are hardware quality engineers who have already identified the spike of service issues on this model and analyzed the root cause. I'd guess the quality investigation is already done by now. Whether Apple decides to "fess up" and publically admit the flaw is a whole other matter that lies somewhere in the murky realm of customer relations, public perception, cost of service, and legal risk.


    So really, if you want something to get done, you should shift your approach. Instead of trying to get Apple to look into the problem, think about how you're going to get Apple to proactively take corrective action to fix the problem.


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  • Joel Craig Level 1 (80 points)

    Adding my name to the list. Early 2011 MBP 17" 2.3GHz, AMD 6750M


    Purchased in March of that year. Have experienced hard freezes since purchase. Saw my first sign of a graphics glitch about a week ago during a reboot - a second reboot cleared the issue. The machine replaced an original Core Duo MBP 15" 2.0 GHz that went through 3 exploding batteries and 3 logic boards before AppleCare ran out. Not happy about looking forward to more of the same with a $3000 machine.

  • h4x3rotab Level 1 (15 points)

    My computer is 2011 early (mc712) with 2.2GHz Core i7 and AMD 6750M, the same problem

  • tima425 Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding to this long list. Faced the same problem 2 weeks back(My computer is 2011 early 15' ), the same problem. Had to get mother board. Costed $310 and had a downtime of 3 days .


    I have high Quality expetation of apple devices. Apple need to refund all the people who suffered this problem. This is a bad miss.

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