MacBook Pro Went Green

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BoxsterRS, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. BoxsterRS macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    i have been using an early 2011 15.4" MacBook Pro i7 2.0ghz with sad and 8gb ram. Today it turned off after the screen got distorted and now boots to a green display. Did smc and pram resets. I don't know what to do, searching for the problem online gives me answers to other screen problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604


    Aug 3, 2006
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Nearly guaranteed to be the issues referenced above.
  5. ron1004 macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    "MacBook Pro Went Green" and switched to the use of lead free solder, and that caused a few issues, and others have said above, get it into the Apple Store for a warranty repair.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yup, the GPU failed on that bad boy, you'll get a refurbished logic board and at that point, I recommend you move to get a new laptop because those replacement parts are from previously failed logic boards and there's no guarantee it will last long (and the repair program expires at the end of 2016)
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    Take it to a brick-n-mortar Apple store RIGHT AWAY.

    You'll probably receive a new motherboard, free of charge.
  8. BoxsterRS thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Thanks for the info. I took the MacBook to an Apple Store and the tech told me it was probably a bad gpu. But on the diagnostics screen looks like all connections to the logic board failed also ssd ram and new recent battery. By tomorrow I will know for sure. They also believe it's a bad VST as its the first thing that was mentioned.
  9. BoxsterRS thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Got my laptop back today. It was a bad logic board. Replaced at no cost.

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