Does 512mb Nvidia 8600m GT graphics card in last gen MBP have same defect issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by matthewcap, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. matthewcap macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Just wondering if the 2.5 ghz last gen MBP with the 512mb nvidia 8600m gt graphics card has the same defect issues as the ones listed on the apple site such as the 256mb version and the 17inch laptop? Thanks.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    At this point, I'd just avoid the 8600M GT all together. What a fiasco. Just wait for the actually updated 17" at MacWorld.
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Yes, it can potentially be affected by the manufacturing defect.

    It is the nVIDIA chip, after all, that has the manufacturing defect.
  4. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    I agree I would wait for the 17 refresh but if you choose not to, you can always get Applecare and be assured at least 3 years of use from it. (By that time you'll probably upgrading to a new Mac anyway.)
  5. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    There is a small batch from nvidia that DO have an issue.

    You can take your mac to the apple store and they will test it for you to determine whether your machine was in that batch.

    If it is affected they will replace the part for free for you.
  6. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I was lead to believe any Macs produced with the NVIDIA 8600M after September 2008 wouldn't have this issue.

    Meaning the slightly updated 17" won't have this issue. But I'd still wait till MacWorld because they are almost certainly going to introduce the Unibody 17".

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