Imac Video Card fallen over!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eltmiester, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. eltmiester macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    The video card AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB in my 2011 27" imac has died:(

    Quick questions, where can I buy a replacement and is it a diy job.

    Thanks All

    P.S. I live in the UK.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    looking on ebay, I see a bunch of them, so yes, I'd say its possible.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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  4. Fonze macrumors newbie

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    i have a mid 2011 with the same card, a year ago it died. I found out that Apple had/have a recall/programme for Imac with this card. Try and have a look at the Apple page.

    have a look here:
    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203787
     
  5. TheJoelster macrumors newbie

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    This document, I think: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203787
     
  6. eltmiester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Failed Graphics Card

    Thank you for your replies everyone, really helpful.

    I have contacted Apple and they have told me to take the Mac into one of their authorised dealers for assessment of the problem. So, hopefully it will be replaced under the recall programme.

    Thanks again.

    Paul.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I believe the GPU is on a daughter card that is replaceable.
     
  8. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    This is not correct. The GPU is replaceable in this model, it's a MxM GPU mobile card in a daughter board. Many forum members have put GTX680 or even better in this machine.
     

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