Macbook Pro late 2013 , video card failure

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by garyknrd, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. garyknrd macrumors newbie

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    My video card failed. It is giving the classic failure sighs. I took it to Apple service and they said it was 1.5 year old and out of warranty. I thought a video card was cheap. I was wrong.
    The lady told me that mine was too new. The 2011 - early 2013 models has a recall and a free fix for this problem.
    Has anyone else had the failure on a late 2013 model.
    It sounds like it is still happening?

    Thanks
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    The 750M has not been shown to be a problem card yet, of course any electronic component can fail at any time so some people will have a failing video card it sounds like you were just unlucky.

    If in the future it's determined as a problem part they will refund any payments you make to get it fixed by them but I wouldn't hold your breath it took 4 years for the 2011 problem to be recognised.

    If you live in europe or england you have better consumer rights and a faulty part should be fixed for up to 2 years in europe or 5-6 years in the UK. Look up these conditions on apples own website for your country.
     
  3. garyknrd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Yea, just my luck. I took a pretty deep breath when they told me how much to fix it. Can almost buy another laptop for the cost of the fix?
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yeah they will just replace the logic board. You may be able to get a third party to replace just the GPU but they are still $300-$400 mobile graphics cards are very expensive.
     
  5. Loismustdie1 macrumors member

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    I don't know of any third party that will replace just the gpu as it is soldered to the logic board. Component replacement is extremely complicated and generally not worth the time. If the graphics card is failing, they need a new logic board.
     

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