Curious on how many Mac Pro (Late 2013) are defective?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RC12, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. RC12 macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2015
    Hey everyone

    So i'm in a bit of a trouble with my mac pro (late 2013). One night i noticed my mac pro was acting very strange, I was getting screen tearing, random reboots, frozen graphics, weird error messages... etc. I had no idea what was going on and I did literally EVERYTHING to get it fixed. I have tried:

    Reinstalling the OS (10.10 and 10.11)

    SMC reset

    PRAM reset

    Run Apple System Diagnotics

    Run Built in hardware test

    Run clean my mac

    Verbose mode, single user mode, and safe mode.

    boot from external drive

    It got so bad to the point where i couldn't even boot into recovery. I eventually took the machine to the apple store where they determined it was a faulty GPU. They replaced GPU A within 2 HOURS, which was very impressive. The machine worked fine for about a week and then today, same issues started happening. My Mac which is only about 6 months old is currently at the Apple store being serviced for the second time. Hopefully its actually fixed this time but back to my original question, I'm not sure how many people on this forum actually have a nMP, but am i just one in a million for this to happen to or is this common? I've been doing a lot of reading on the issue and it appears that many people are suffering from defective d300, d500, or d700 cpu cards. This is supposed to be the best machine apple has built to date, and part of me feels like i just spent $4000 on a destined paper weight.
  2. filmak macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2012
    between earth and heaven
    Too bad this issues exists, especially at this price point.

    Out of curiosity, were you running any GPU taxing apps?
  3. RC12 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2015
    I don't use my mac pro for anything graphically intensive. I mostly use Logic Pro X and RARELY Final Cut X. I had the D500 units. I have a 4k samsung monitor and a 1080p asus monitor hooked up.
  4. developer13245 macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2012
  5. RC12 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 12, 2015
    Just got my mac pro back from apple today. Everything seems to be running smoothy for the time being. They replaced both GPU A and B so hopefully this time everything sticks :)
  6. TzunamiOSX macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    I hope you don't get GPU problems again outside the warranty.

    Money, money, money, money

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