Mid-2007 Santa Rosa logic board replacement - fixed?

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

  1. Inspiratron macrumors newbie

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    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...
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts2377

    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. :)

    Cheers
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    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.
     
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