my macbook pro doesn't work right

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  1. jasming macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I have a macbook pro 17" (2011) and it seems to have a hardware issue.
    Yesterday when I was working with graphic apps and listening to music, the screen went off suddenly (after a sudden blink) and the music stopped! after 4-5 seconds the screen turned on and again gone and back! then the music started again...
    I'm so worried about my data and the hardware to have a serious issue. would you please let me know what is the problem?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    Alas, it could be a failing graphics card, the scourge of 15" and 17" 2011 MacBook Pros. Someone here who knows more than I may be in a better position to comment but that would be my initial concern.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Radeongate seems to have hit your MBP.

    Only solution - reball a new GPU (not worth it, because the gap between the 6750M and the 650M that came after it is very huge), or get a new MBP.

    Logic board replacements don't work because all the 2011 15"/17" MBP boards have a manufacturing flaw which causes Radeongate to occur.
     
  4. jasming thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for reply.
    so does it have any effect on the sound? why the music went off?
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    When Radeongate strikes, it renders the entire Mac inoperable, so it'd affect everything that'd you're doing when it hits.

    When mine was hit by Radeongate, I had Spotify open. And when I opened up Photoshop, the screen went black and the music stopped playing.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Sounds like the dGPU, all I can say is back up the data so you have a second copy someone where since the logic board is failing.
     
  7. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

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    How does the logic board fail? Too much heat?
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Heat's fine, heat cycling isn't.

    With bad solders, the contraction and expansion of metal that goes along with the temperature eventually cracks them.
     
  9. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

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    I see, thank you!
     

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