'07 MacBook Pro nVidia Issue???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bowlman23, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. bowlman23 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    So, I turned my MBP on last week and it boots up fine but doesn't have any video whatsoever. There is no backlight or anything. I've read that the '07 models had some issue with the GPU.

    Does this seem like the symptoms of the GPU issue?

    Also, since my MBP is out of warranty, will Apple fix this free of charge, or will I get a nice hefty repair bill?

    Thanks everyone.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Sounds like it
    The Genius Bar can test it on the spot in just a few minutes

    Mine was replaced for free, but it took about 10 days to be sent off and returned
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    It does sound like the symptoms of issue. Apple currently has a repair extension program going, so if you have the right model and it fails the right test, they will pay to fix it.
  4. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Yes that is a symptom of the defective nvidia chip. Take it to your apple store and they will evaluate it. If that is indeed the problem, I suspect they will fix it at no cost to you.

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