Does Apple still change nvida cards on MBPs

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  1. jonteman67 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if Apple still change the graphic cards (GeForce 8600M GT) in MBPs from 2007-2008?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Looks like the 2007 and 2008 models are "vintage," so I don't think they'll do any kinds of repair.
     
  3. jonteman67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    As there was an error with the cards from the beginning I know they did replace them for a long time but you are probably right.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

    The warranty extension ended in 2012.
     
  5. jonteman67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it hard to change them buy yourself

    Is it hard to change them buy yourself?
     
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    You don't change just the GPU, you change the whole logic board.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's a GPU soldered to the board. We do that kind of work daily at the shop I work at, but we have thousands of dollars of specialized equipment. It isn't really something a home user can repair.
     
  8. jonteman67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    aprox cost for changing the entire board?

    aprox cost for changing the entire board?
     
  9. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    You can shop around for logic boards on ebay or something, but I've had success using a heat gun to reflow the solder. Some say to bake it in the oven, but the heat gun method is easier and more accurate IMO.

    There are also places that will repair it with new solder that doesn't melt and crack like the stock junk did causing the issue in the first place. I'd have to go look for them now, but I think it was like $200-300 plus shipping.

    In the end though, it may be easier to cut your losses and purchase a newer MBP. I had a 2007 model that was working perfectly fine and sold it just in case, and went to a 2010 model. Good speed boost and it came out around the same price it would be to fix the other one in the first place.
     
  10. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    A new logicboard replacement is going cost half the price of a new MacBook. A new 2013 MacBook Air, even the base models, would be light years ahead of a 2007 MacBook Pro anyway.
     
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    The extended warranty was just for 3 or 4 years after purchase (my 2007 machine broke down and was fixed in 2009), so unfortunately you missed it by at least 2 years...
     
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