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antifashantifash Frets: 404
edited January 9 in Misc £
The graphic chip in my late 2011 15” MacBook Pro (i7). Do you have one lying around? Do you have a more recent one that works? Let me know what you have. Thanks. 
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 937
    Are you having the problem with the pink/purple lines across the screen? I had this on my 2011 MBP and they accepted that it was a common fault on the model and replaced the entire logic board (and then the display too as they damaged it whilst replacing the board!)
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  • antifashantifash Frets: 404
    edited January 3
    @bristol86 The whole screen went white. Then blue! And then really faint. Should I take it to an Apple store?
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 937
    Yikes. 

    Not sure - when I did some homework on the issue I had it transpired it was a well known fault that in the US there was an active replacement program for. They ran some tests and agreed it shouldn’t have been a chargeable repair.

    Nothing to lose by taking it in and asking nicely I guess!  
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 937
    Hmm looks like they no longer cover 2011 models

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/20/apple-ends-2011-macbook-pro-repair-program/

    But I guess you could still try and appeal to their generosity?!
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  • antifashantifash Frets: 404
    @bristol86 Merde. 
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  • SRichSRich Frets: 318
    edited January 3
    BRISTOL86 said:
    Hmm looks like they no longer cover 2011 models

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/20/apple-ends-2011-macbook-pro-repair-program/

    But I guess you could still try and appeal to their generosity?!
    @antifash ;;
    I would strongly suggest you visit an Apple Store and explain you weren't aware of the problem until recently and that they didn't contact you when the repair program was announced.

    They can run a program which identifies if yours is included in the 'recall'. It was a defective graphics card on a certain batch of models. You may be pleasantly surprised.

    "There's things I want, there's things I think I want 
    There's things I've had, there's things I wanna have" 
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  • antifashantifash Frets: 404
    @SRich I’ll try that. Thank you. 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 8893
    I did a DIY fix on mine. 5 years and still going strong!


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  • hasslehamhassleham Frets: 118
    @axisus Why would that work?! haha
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  • antifashantifash Frets: 404
    @axisus Yeah, I gotta say, I don’t understand why or how you came to this decision!
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  • Flink_PoydFlink_Poyd Frets: 2008
    As with a lot of chips the solder sometimes develops cracks, it's a risky fix. It sort of reflows the solder making the connection again. It's a common fix for the old XBOX ring of death
    Nobody is guaranteed tomorrow.....


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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3214
    edited January 6
    With that heat gun trick your actually messing with the upper construction of the chip, the BGA joints beneath the chip need to get a lot hotter than that to resolder the lead free BGA. The problem is actually in the fabrication of the chip it'self. The same GPU chips fitted to Dell, HP and other OEM laptops went the same way.
    I used to think it was a BGA joint problem until I realised I could affect the chips action  at a much lower temperature than would ever affect the lead free BGA joints. Actually changing the GPU BGA chip is the only proper cure 
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3214
    Just to add there are other chips on a Macbook \ Macbook Pro that do suffer BGA failure, likewise some of the chips on the iPhone 6 which aren't underfilled 
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 8893
    As with a lot of chips the solder sometimes develops cracks, it's a risky fix. It sort of reflows the solder making the connection again. It's a common fix for the old XBOX ring of death
    Yup, that's it! I've also fixed two Xbox Ring of death scenarios in the past. I'm a real Mr fix it. 

    Danny1969 said:
    With that heat gun trick your actually messing with the upper construction of the chip,

    Don't knock it - it cost me nothing and I've had another 5 years so far out of that laptop!
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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3214
    axisus said:
    As with a lot of chips the solder sometimes develops cracks, it's a risky fix. It sort of reflows the solder making the connection again. It's a common fix for the old XBOX ring of death
    Yup, that's it! I've also fixed two Xbox Ring of death scenarios in the past. I'm a real Mr fix it. 

    Danny1969 said:
    With that heat gun trick your actually messing with the upper construction of the chip,

    Don't knock it - it cost me nothing and I've had another 5 years so far out of that laptop!
    Yeah for yourself it's worth a try, it's just not something I could do for a customer as a warrantied repair and charge them accordingly though because as soon as they start doing something GPU intensive it's likely to re occur 
    www.2020studios.co.uk 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 8893
    Danny1969 said:
    axisus said:
    As with a lot of chips the solder sometimes develops cracks, it's a risky fix. It sort of reflows the solder making the connection again. It's a common fix for the old XBOX ring of death
    Yup, that's it! I've also fixed two Xbox Ring of death scenarios in the past. I'm a real Mr fix it. 

    Danny1969 said:
    With that heat gun trick your actually messing with the upper construction of the chip,

    Don't knock it - it cost me nothing and I've had another 5 years so far out of that laptop!
    Yeah for yourself it's worth a try, it's just not something I could do for a customer as a warrantied repair and charge them accordingly though because as soon as they start doing something GPU intensive it's likely to re occur 
    Fair enough, I wouldn't do it for someone else. I also downloaded a software fix to speed up the fan, the problem is usually caused by overheating. 
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  • antifashantifash Frets: 404
    Apple told me that my machine was vintage and they don’t have access to the parts any more. They said to try the original place I bought it from (who said the same thing). So then I was left looking at new MacBooks which don’t even have all the ports or a SuperDrive. Nada. Bastards. 
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