MBP with fried 8600

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mongorama, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. mongorama macrumors newbie

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    It seems the GPU has gone bad in my MBP. I'm curious about what I can, and should do now.

    2.4 MBP purchased July of 2007 (aprox. 1.5 years ago)

    Stories I have read on forums suggest something can be done about it as long as the MBP was less than 2 years old when it went bad (even without Apple Care). Is this true?

    If so, does anyone know what hoops I need to jump through in order to get the ball rolling?

    Any insight would be great. I'm really up against the wall right now.
     
  2. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Apple has extended the warranty for this issue i think for an extra (2-3 years??) so they should fix it out of warranty
     
  3. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    Take it to the nearest Apple store. If that's too far, go to your nearest Apple Authorized Service Provider.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

    "If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within two years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty."
     
  4. mongorama thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you both very much. i will do that this week.
     

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