I have been facing video issues with my macbook since I first got it. It started off with a random flicker across the whole screen that lasted a fraction of a second, very infrequently. The most frequent problem would be a complete system hang which is only fixed by a forced shutdown. I have tried leaving it on for nearly 2 hours to no avail (Unsaved documents..). I could identify this almost instantly, as the screen and apple logo on the back remains lit after closing the lid. Along with this, I would sometimes have a total crash, with a black screen with an error message along the lines of Your laptop has shut down unexpectedly. And now I have reached the final stage, with intermittent black screen that has lasted as long as 4 days. I took the laptop to the genius bar, being told that I was no longer covered by warranty and that I would have to dish £400 to replace the screen. I respectfully declined and later found out about [this](https://www.apple.com/uk/support/macbookpro-videoissues/) issue, which my laptop falls under. Back to apple the next day, same genius and now they suddenly know all about this program after I mention it.. They run a VST test which my laptop passes. They now tell me that I am again not covered by warranty or the program as my laptop didn't fail the VST test. All of the symptoms of my laptop fall perfectly into the program, so why am I not eligible? My research shows me that this problem is due to lead free soldering used in the motherboard and logic units. I am a student with no money, exams in 5 weeks with a broken laptop and they expect me to pay over £400 to fix something that is their fault. If any of you have dealt with something like this or have any advice, it would mean the world to me.