Faulty GPU on unibody Pro ! Help please

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  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    I got my replacement MBP in the mail yesterday and I noticed right away that video encoding was a lot slower than with my previous MBP (same configuration etc ... see my signature)

    And the screen has been flickering quite a lot.

    Does this sound like a faulty GPU to you guys?
    Any way to know for sure before I ask for another replacement.
     
  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    is your MBP flickering ? or the cinema display ? There is a thread about the MBP flickering screen on a low brightness and it looks like everybody has it.
     
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP is flickering. Not the ACD.
     
  4. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And video playback has been crashing my entire system...

    GPU fail?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Could be poorly applied thermal pasted, failing fan(s), faulty display cable [resulting in the flickering]
     
  6. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So asking for a replacement wouldn't be out of order, right?
     
  7. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    they wont replace a bto mbp, just send it in for repairs
     
  8. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They will send me a replacement, because I haven't had it for more than 14 days yet.

    + I'll just say I want a replacement because it came in the box with some nasty scratches (which it did actually, but I didn't think this alone was worth askingn for a replacement)
     
  9. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    if im correct bto macs do not apply to the 14 replace refund guarantee.
     
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Even if it was flickering because of low brightness I would still send it in. Sucks that you got 2 duds in a row.
     
  11. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they do. I already got a BTO replacement.
    I even got to keep the broken MBP I was sending in for 5 days (to transfer my files)

    If it were just the scratches, I could've lived with it ... the thing's bound to get scratched eventually, but I can't live with these kind of hardware fails.

    Calling AppleCare as soon as I get home today.
     
  12. mattmartincouk macrumors newbie

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    In the UK they do. Think the states is where this exclusion is.
     
  13. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Contacted AppleCare.
    New machine will be sent out tomorrow.
     
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