Here we go again, I killed another nvidia 8600M

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cluthz, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    So, today my machine started to act up again.
    Window refreshes goes like a slide show, gaming just crashes the machine.

    So I fired up Apple Hardware test:
    Test result: Failed
    Error code: 4VDC/1/40000003: VideoController

    My first 8600M died within months after i got the MBP, but this one has actually lasted since February 2008.

    I have also had dark spots on my screen, and got it replaced.

    Crossing my fingers that Apple is giving me a new one this time, instead of repairing it again. If they had replaced it the first time, they would have gotten away with a new machine, instead of two new logic boards and a screen, which would be a considerably cheaper solution for them, I guess.
     
  2. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

    Jaro65

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    Well, it would be a good time to get a new machine. Hopefully this gets resolved to your satisfaction.
     
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