Mid-2007 Santa Rosa logic board replacement - fixed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Inspiratron, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Inspiratron macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
    Hey all,

    A couple of years ago, my mid-2007 15" MacBook Pro succumbed to the seemingly inevitable failure of the GeForce 8600M graphics card...

    Surprisingly, Apple agreed to replace the logic board, despite the computer being a good few months outside of the four-year window for that program.

    I'm just wondering now, was the graphics card design on these replacement logic boards actually FIXED, or is replacing the logic board just a stopgap measure to extend the life by another few years? :/ I've had a hard time actually finding a definitive answer online, which is why I'm assuming it's fixed... and I'd love to get another few years out of this thing. :)

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    If you dig through the big thread in this forum about it, you will see that a lot of them failed repeatedly even after replacement. There's no evidence that the GPU is actually different in later boards.
  3. Inspiratron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2006
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014

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