Macbook Pro Replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ait0711, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Ait0711 macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with a warranty until mid 2015. The question is if I can ask for a Macbook Pro Replacement.

    I have already had replacements on faulty:
    -motherboard
    -keyboard
    -battery
    -harddrive
    -RAM

    The only hardware that hasn't been replaced is the graphics card.

    Currently I am having immense lagging issues when games are played. I also have issues when watching videos for a while then I queue more than 3 videos to load. The laptop randomly decides if it wants to play perfects fine or run a video like on 1998 DSL ( Video goes from 720p to lowest available and slows).

    If it gets bad the web browser freezes. A couple seconds later the whole laptop freezes. This is only remedied if I force restart the laptop. If it gets really bad the whole screen turns black even though it is running. It also is only remedied if I force restart the laptop. I have already gone to the apple store about 4 months before and they ran stress tests. They said the laptop was fine.

    Is there anyway for me to ask for a whole Macbook replacement since nearly every hardware component has been replaced and I keep going to the Apple store every couple months?
     
  2. anarti macrumors regular

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    How did you manage to get 4 years of the warranty?

    Graphic card was replaced as well because it is on the motherboard.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Yes it was as its on the logic board. Also that doesn't mean you'll miss radeongate, the issue is in the manufacturing, so a new logic board has the problem.
     
  4. Merode macrumors 6502

    Merode

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    You buy Early 2011 MacBook in 2012. :p
     
  5. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    All you have to do is go to an Apple Store and ask. It's a perfectly reasonable request. Ask to speak to a manager and/or phone Apple. They may say no, but with persistence, patience, and kindness, you may have success. Keep us updated.
     
  6. Ait0711 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The laptop was purchased through my university so I have a warranty until I graduate.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Wow that's nice. I don't know if lagging issues are a result of a bad GPU, usually that shows itself up with graphic anomalies, or crashing or odd colors being displayed.
     
  8. kityniss macrumors newbie

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    It's pretty hard to got a whole replacement as your device was bought several years ago. Apple just got me a new screen when it was damaged, even i asked for a new one.
     

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