My MPB 15" (2011) Core i7, 750gb, has also the BLUE/GREY SREEN - GPU FAILURE!!!
Replace the Logic Board DOESN'T work – Some of the readers who've been in touch have said that Apple has replaced their early-2011 MacBook Pro's logic board thanks to Apple Care, with some customers even claiming to have had their logic board replaced multiple times! In Brazil it costs 2800,00 reais — more than 1000,00 dólares — to get Logic Board replaced...
Mid – 2011 iMacs with AMD Radeon HD 6970 graphics cards experienced similar failures and in August of 2013, Apple initiated a Graphics Card Replacement Program for the computers, replacing the graphics cards of affected iMacs at no cost
PLEASE, APPLE, RECALL FOR MACBOOK PRO 2011
Is this true: "2011 iMacs with AMD Radeon HD 6970 graphics cards experienced similar failures and in August of 2013, Apple initiated a Graphics Card Replacement Program for the computers, replacing the graphics cards of affected iMacs at no cost"
And they hope to fix the situation in the macbook pro? If it is the same error I do not understand because they do not solve.
MacBook Pro late-2011 2.2GHz. The GPU appears to have failed today. No Applecare.
Garbled display while scrolling a webpage in Safari, then a black screen a second or so later. Powered off then on, chimes OK but with green lines across the screen. Fans screaming, fails to boot into OS X. Target disk mode works OK.
Booked in for an Apple genius appointment mid-week.
£1600 of premium laptop should have a longer service life than two and a bit years. My 2006 original MBP is still being used by it's second owner, as is the Alu MacBook that followed it.
Take a look here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5167
"iMac (27-inch): AMD Radeon 6970M Video Card Replacement Program
Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.
If your iMac has an AMD Radeon HD 6970M video card and is exhibiting any of the issues described above, choose one of the following options to arrange to have your iMac evaluated:
Apple Retail Store: Set up a Genius Bar appointment.
Apple Authorized Service Provider: Find one here.
Apple Technical Support: Contact us for local service options.
Before you go in for service, please back up your data. Learn more about backup options.
If the iMac (27-inch) meets these requirements, Apple will replace the video card free of charge for three years after the first retail sale of the computer.
If you believe you have paid for a repair or replacement due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund.
This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the iMac.
Apple will continue to evaluate service data and will provide further updates to this program as needed."
+1 here. Same issues with my former early 2011 15"MBP with the 6750M. First came the video issues while using it, now it won't boot. Tried the Genius Bar and was offered the option for the $310 logic board replacement. (No AppleCare). I'm afraid of being caught in this loop of throwing dollar after dollar at replacing logic boards should the replacement out live the 3 month warranty. I already paid for the "top of the line" model, I don't want to pay for a couple more logic boards and then still have to buy a new laptop later.
I picked up a 13" rMBP but its running so hot even with just a couple days use... sad, my 2008 MBP is still working well. I never thought I would be going back to Windows, but the lack of support for such a recent model has shaken my confidence in this brand.
Same here, got fixed, resoldered, and working again..
The problem is on the soldering..
Tiago Schultz Da uma olhada no mercado livre, mandei o meu por correio pro cara dá 450 pila o conserto, e ele manda um programinha controlar os fans do pc e nao dar de novo..
Valeu! Vou dar uma olhada agora mesmo! Só uma coisa: ele basicamente vai soldar e depois controlar pelo app gfxCardStatus para o Mac não solicitar a GPU em programas mais pesados, correto? Qual o nome do cara lá no mercado livre? Queria procurá-lo diretamente... Acha que não vai rolar recall mesmo né
I had the same problem now on my early 2011 MBP and unfortunately there is not any official apple stores where I live and no experienced people to change the board (even though this didn't work out for most of the ones who did it) or heating the GPU, So basically I'm stuck with this piece of iCrap and I've tried every possible solution except those two but nothing seems to work.
@ Cli0 If it won't boot, it's a hassle. But if it's running and working a bit (or you can get it to that state) then gfxcardstatus will allow you to force it use only the integrated GPU and it will remain stable - at least, mine has for the past four days.
If it won't boot, keep trying. So far I have eventually managed it everytime, although it can take several attempts.
Another possibility I heard is the first part of this:
which is basically overheating the machine which supposedly causes it to boot with the integrated GPU. Others also claim that booting without the power connected does the same. I can't verify that, but I unplug it anyway.