MBP Late 2011 Acting extremely weird

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by patatesboy, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. patatesboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2014
    Hey Guys,

    My boss has a Macbook Pro 15 inch, late 2011,

    and lately, its been doing all of these shenanigans.



    (It might be a little tough to hear, but it keeps playing the boot chime over and over again)


    He took it to a local repair shop called ubreakifix, and they diagnosed it for a few days, and told him that nothing was wrong with it. I guess the problem didn't occur with them. But its doing something strange once almost once a day. And its done it a total of 4 times so far. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be appreciated.

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    One word - Radeongate.

    The early/late-20155 15"/17" MBPs with Radeon GPU have a manufacturing flaw in the board that causes the GPU to fail.

    Logic board replacements won't work because the boards all have the same flaw.

    The only solution is to reball a new GPU into the board with leaded solder, and reapply the thermal paste on the GPU (and CPU too, since the logic board's opened up).
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It looks top be the GPU failing which unfortunately is a common occurrence for the 2011 MBPs
  4. patatesboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2014
  5. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2005
    Before you go and reball the GPU (which can actually also fail albeit slower) verify if the computer is still under AppleCare. If not check the laws regarding repairs in your country. I read in the many threads that deal with this issue that in the UK for example, AppleCare is useless since the guarantee by law is 5 years and if the problem persists after three repairs, you can demand them to give you a new computer.
    A recent MacRumors thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1767261
    The huge thread on Apple Discussions: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4766577?start=0&tstart=0

Share This Page