How Long Does MBP Graphics Card Repair Take?

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  1. Beantown macrumors member

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    Hey guys, just found out I have a problem with my graphics card on my MBP. A green line is showing up on the left side of the screen. People told me to bring it in to Apple to fix it. I was curious if it's an on the spot repair or if they have to send it away. Any help would be great, thanks.

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  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    They'll send it in. I got mine back within 48 hours.
     
  3. Beantown thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool, thanks. Did you make an appointment online at the Genius Bar, or how did you go about it?
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, genius bar appointments are generally necessary. You should also really make a backup of everything. They exchanged my hard drive (for a bigger one free of charge) because apparently it was faulty too (I hand't noticed any problems). I didn't have a backup of my windows partition and then that was gone.. So make sure you have a backup of everything.
     
  5. Beantown thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice, any suggestions on how to back up everything?
     
  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I'd just use Time Machine for the Mac OS side and something else for the Windows side (if you have that). Or use something like CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper, which work for both partitions, I think.
     
  7. Beantown thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay cool. Sorry to bother you, but this is my last question...does the repair cost anything?
     
  8. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    If it's one of the models listed in the support document and less than 3 years old, you should be good.
     
  9. Beantown thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, you've been a big help.
     
  10. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    im not sure if this thread would pass the turing test:D
     

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