SR MBP with 8600M

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  1. rickvanr macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    Hello

    I have a SR MBP 2.4, with the 'faulty/ defective' 8600M. It was fixed back in December 2010.

    Today, the screen started flickering again. Thing is, it was only when I went to one particular website. The same website that I first noticed the flickering on back in December. This website (tsn.ca) has a lot of flash.

    I'm just curious if flash could cause the screen to flicker and it was that all along, or if I should maybe take this machine back in.

    Any insight would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Take it back in, tell them the replacement is starting to act up as well. Ask if there's a way they can guarantee the fix will work for more than a month this time.
     
  3. rickvanr thread starter macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    I think it'd be fantastic if they replaced it. I'm not holding my breathe though. I had my G5 replaced when the coolant leaked. I'm thinking they'll just keep repairing the laptop until 4 years is up then tell me I'm SOL
     
  4. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    they won't replace it and they won't "fix" again either if the problem can't be reproduced. 1 web site causing flicker will not be enough. good luck though! you may want to check this out also.

    i would love an Apple that stood behind their products past the 1 year warranty when it's a known problem. i shouldn't have to pay extra for that.
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    IIRC NVidia agreed to replace all faulty 8600M GTs. The time used to be 3 years but now that some MBPs with it are older than 3 years, Apple extended it to 4 years. I pretty sure they will extend it to 5 years when the time is up.
     
  6. rickvanr thread starter macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    I didn't have to reproduce anything the first time, they plug it in to a test box, and if it says fail, they fix. I'm just wondering how many times they'll fix, before they just give you a new one, if ever.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    3 major repairs usually warrants a replacement whether or not the machine is out of warranty.
     
  8. rickvanr thread starter macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    The 3rd or after the 3rd?

    Took it in last night and indeed was the 8600m/ logic board (again). So that makes two. So I guess it fails again I'll start to grumble.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think it's after the third repair (i.e. if the third repair does not fix it). I doubt it's an official policy though. However, I don't think this is the case with 8600M GT. The tech who installs the new logic board knows that sooner than later, he will replace this logic board with a new one due to the 8600M GT. In the end, all owners of MBPs with 8600M GT would get a new MBP from Apple
     

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