Macbook with Radeongate not repairable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by s.carlo, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. s.carlo macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2015
    Hi everybody,

    My Macbook Pro 15" Early 2011 has been hit by Radeongate (black screen), I immediately brough it to the Apple Store and they told me I could have it repaired for free, since Apple itself has recognized this defect on its notebooks even out of warranty. It seemed everything perfect, but now they called me saying that they cannot repair it anymore because I've replaced my original battery few months ago. This is true, but I replaced it when the Macbook was already out of warranty, and at that time I couldn't know about the defect on my notebook. What can I do? Are they right or should I insist?
    Thank you in advance for your answers.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
  3. FuNGi macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2010
    Hopefully you replaced the battery with at least an Apple OEM part and not a knock-off. I imagine they could easily make the case that an unapproved battery could have knocked out your logic board. Otherwise, those batteries were easy to replace and if you call Apple they might agree that it wasn't responsible.

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