Late 2007 macbook graphics card dying? (Intel GMAX3100)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jamie0003, May 2, 2010.

  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    My macbook (Late 2007, Intel GMAX3100 graphics, Snow Leopard) has been causing serious graphics glitches the last couple months. It has been happening for quite a while now, and for the last month it has happened every time i boot the machine up.

    I have also had problems on windows 7 through bootcamp where the graphics card would bluescreen windows, which leads me to believe my graphics card is dying.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem? Will apple be able to replace the laptop or will I be out of luck?
  2. migsev macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    You'll probably need a logic board replacement. If you're under warranty, just take it in and they'll service it for free. If not, you'll have to pay a hefty amount to have it repaired. They can definitely sort that out for you though.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You also can't rule out a RAM issue, since the graphics processor uses the computer's RAM rather than its own. Run your Apple hardware test, and that may report an error.

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