MBP retina graphics on the go?


nickandre21

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Thats the screen flickering issue if i am right it used to happen to some people while using 5ghz wifi either ways its most likely a hardware issue and you need to get apple to fix it. Just show them the video you recorded.
 

atticus27

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that happened on my old mbp. It was a loose cable in the display panel. When I pinched it on the left side it would reconnect and work properly (until I shut it again). Ifixit should have a tutorial on how to repair it if your out of apple care. It's a $2 cable.
If your still under warranty take it to a mac, store so you don't have to worry about messing anything up
 

rickvanr

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Thanks. I'm still under warranty so if SMC and PRAM resets don't do anything I'll be making a trip to the Apple Store I suppose.
 

rickvanr

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Hey

It's ended up being a hardware issue. Just curious with how Apple repairs retina MBPs. I've read everything is glued/ soldered together so I'm assuming they can't easily open it up and swap logic boards. Can they simply swap? Or do they replace the whole unit like an iPhone/ iPod? Just curious how extensively I should back up and what to expect when I get to the Apple Store. Thanks
 

simon48

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Hey

It's ended up being a hardware issue. Just curious with how Apple repairs retina MBPs. I've read everything is glued/ soldered together so I'm assuming they can't easily open it up and swap logic boards. Can they simply swap? Or do they replace the whole unit like an iPhone/ iPod? Just curious how extensively I should back up and what to expect when I get to the Apple Store. Thanks
I would think it will be a logic board replacement. As for a back up you should always have a backup that covers everything you care about so it shouldn't be a question here. ;)
 

rickvanr

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I meant more as in will I get this machine back or should I clear my drive before sending it in.
 

Barney63

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rickvanr said:
I've read everything is glued/ soldered together so I'm assuming they can't easily open it up and swap logic boards. Can they simply swap?
They aren't sealed. A logic board replacement is straight forward. They will also put your existing SSD back in.



Barney