faulty nvidia GPU or what? SR 2.4MBP (2007) logicboard replaced 2009

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by birdman.ilikefl, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. birdman.ilikefl macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm just looking for some advice here - this is a 15-inch MBP 2.4 Santa Rosa purchased in 2007 May-June...

    Just in January 2009 I had the logic board replaced, when the graphics chip failed. So I guess it should be a "new" nvidia 8600M GT in there. The photo occured around February 2009.

    It hasn't happened since... but I am afraid it may happen again sometime when the warranty is void (I've heard they're extended the nvidia graphics issue warranty to 3 years now though). I had just opened the lid from sleep and the screen appeared like this. I hard reset the machine and no problems since.

    Could it be another faulty GPU? What do people think?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    Apr 18, 2003
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    Looks like possibly a video cable is loose. I had to have my logic board replaced as well for a 2007 SR 2.4GHz MBP in 2008, but I had a series of kernal panics and a blank screen. If it's an intermittent problem, it may be difficult to reproduce if you take it in, but I'd take it in anyway and show a Genius a picture; The problem may surface or they might take it in the back to have it checked out anyway.
     

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