2011 imac i5 graphics card - replace

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Joshsand, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Joshsand macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2010
    new Zealand
    the amd radeon hd 6970m 1gb gddrs card has failed in my desktop
    can i buy a new one and swap in/out the old one?
    the serial num is C02GH02VDHJW
    3.1 quad core intel i5
    on the net they talk about a 6970 2gb card - would that work

    thanks in advance for any replies
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    The 6970M in the 27" 2011 Sandy Bridge iMacs is covered by Apple under an extended repair program.

    You can have it repaired by Apple free of charge.
  3. ConsiderPhlebas macrumors member


    Jul 1, 2011
    SC, US
    Absolutely. The 6970 in my mid 2011 iMac was replaced last month at no charge. Only certain serial numbers qualify and you need to have it replaced within 3 years from purchase date.

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