9400M toast?

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  1. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

    jbyun04

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    Whenever I use my 9400M to save on battery life it seems after a while the screen will start glitching – there'll repeated boxes, can't see my cursor, black boxes, and the screen won't really respond to what i'm doing. As soon as I switch to 9600M it seems to be fine.

    Did the 9400M have a history of having problems? I didn't have the money to pick up extended AppleCare at the time so I'm guessing whatever it is, it'll cost basically an arm and a leg to get it fixed eh?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You wouldn't be able to extend the warranty at this point anyways. You can only extend to 3 years within the first year after purchase. If you have an 09 MBP you're a year late.

    You are looking at a logic board replacement, which usually runs in the neighborhood of several; hundreds of dollars.
     
  3. jbyun04 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that much haha that's why i figured it's probably not worth it.. ugh that sucks
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Are you switching in the system prefs and logging out/in or are you using gfxcardstatus to change between your 9600 and 9400?
     
  5. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, maybe its just the card switching, try forcing it with gfxcardstatus as the quoted poster mentioned.
     
  6. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    Iv'e seen a few threads as of late that actually suggest the opposite. A few people have claimed to be quoted as low as 300-500 For logic board replacements.
     
  7. jbyun04 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Using systemprefs, will try using GFXCardStatus; don't have it atm.


    Oh that's kind of good news then. Might be worth a trip to the Apple store.
     

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