2011 MBP failed. What to do w/ it?

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  1. nervosA macrumors newbie

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    So Ive already bought a new 2017 MacBook Pro 15'. It's great and I love it but I have this 2011 MBP just sitting here. It has to he same problem that they all had I think. I'd like to do something with it though. I am going to get an external enclosure so I can access my HDD but it would be nice if I could get it fixed.
    Im thinking it needs a new logic board..
    What would YOU do with it?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    15" with graphics issue?
     
  3. tpivette89 macrumors 6502

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    What exactly is wrong with it? I have a late 2011 MBP that I use almost daily and would like to know what to look out for...
     
  4. Altis macrumors 68030

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    dGPU failure. It's more of a 'when-not-if' with the 2011s.
     
  5. tpivette89 macrumors 6502

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    If I understand correctly... there are both early and late 2011s. Are both affected?
     
  6. Papanate macrumors 6502

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    Mine has the same issue and is just sitting here. I looked at replacing the
    Logic Board - but it's stupid expensive and will have the same issue eventually.
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, but not yours, as you have a 13-inch screen (correct?). No dGPU, only the integrated GPU. The 15 and 17-inch models have the graphics chip problems.
     
  8. tpivette89 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, mine is the 13" model. Good to know it's not affected.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP:
    If your 2011 is a 15" or 17" model, take the hard drive out and keep it.
    The rest -- you could "sell it for parts".
    Buy beyond that... it's not worth much any more (sigh)...
     

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