MacBook Pro a1398 not displaying

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  1. cj78 macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Pro a1398 not displaying am suspecting something to do with the motherboard I also had they have a factory problem wat can I do to fix this problem...... And if anyone can help me with the motherboard schismatic for the display and also how much power it takes to display..... It's a mid 2012
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Don't bother trying to repair it.

    Bring it in to Apple, your computer qualifies for a free repair if the GPU is found defective.

    https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/
     
  3. cj78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Someone has opened it trying to fix it...... It's been heated using a hot air station...... But the laptop displays using an external screen but e retina does not display
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Bring it in anyway, Apple may still fix it as there may not be an indication that a non-certified tech opened it. Just be really polite.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - If it's covered under the GPU programme, the fact that it has been opened and modified shouldn't affect that coverage. It's already out of warranty, so there's no warranty to void.

    I had my 2011 fixed under the programme with all sorts of modifications installed with no issues.
     
  6. cj78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Just bring it into any Apple store or Authorized Service Provider and tell them you're having issues with the GPU. They'll run some tests, and if it is indeed due to the video issues that are covered under the programme linked to above and if it fails their test (i.e., shows errors), they'll replace the logic board with a new or a refurbished one at no cost.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You don't have to volunteer that it was opened.
     

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