Is there a way to force the 8600 to die?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jiE, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. jiE macrumors regular

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    Hello. My Macbook Pro 3.1 2.2 ghz Santa rosa is about two years old now.
    I just read something about the faulty 8600 card and the extended period of guarantee..

    Is there a way to force the 8600 chip to die, so that I make sure it does not die when im out of warranty on it?
     
  2. Feng Shui macrumors regular

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I've heard many have had success by drizzling a little water in it. The microwave idea is just silly. :rolleyes:
     
  4. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe put it on top of a heater or work it really hard- the heat might kill it:eek:.
     
  5. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    if it's working fine now then I wouldn't bother with it. If you're worried then sell it on ebay and get a new one with 9600.. Because even if they replace the part, who's to say the new one doesn't have the same or worse problems

    edit: also.. it could take you a year or more to make it die, and then by the time you finally get it to go they won't cover it.
     
  6. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same concern....someone told me to make it work hard and fast...like play games on it...
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You'd want to task it for a fair amount of time repeatedly. You'll want to push it the. Let it idle then push it all over again. Unless you game though or task it over and over you may never see failure.
     
  8. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Start gaming. Non-stop high res Crysis. Run 3Dmark 06 constantly. Give it a month or two of that and it might die.
     
  9. Vikz macrumors regular

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    if i were you I would not run my luck. Because the service diagnostic that apple uses in order to verify the GPU is bound by serial number of the GPU so if you have a Serial number of the non affected cards they is no way they can pass it through the Nvidia issue even though it show all the signs that its the GPU. Believe me, I have seen it first hand when people come for the logic to be replace and the test says system not supported!
     
  10. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    That shouldn't be an issue because Apple list the specific products affected and he has one the models affected.
     
  11. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Knowing my luck, it'd release the magic blue smoke a month after my three years are up, heh. Someone's suggested using a keyboard cover since it helps to trap heat... Not quite the thermal cycling that's needed, but a starting point.
     
  12. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    so maybe its a good idea not to push the MBP so that it could last for a really loong time ??
     
  13. jiE thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont really ever game on it. Watch alot of movies and take a bunch of notes and typing etc.. Guess ill just sell it after 3 years, if its still working at the time :)

    thank you all.
     

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