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Macbook Pro 2011 Graphics Card Death

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I purchased a early 2011 Macbook Pro from Apple. In 2013 I started receiving graphical artifacts on the screen intermittently. Shortly after the graphics processing card from ATI stopped working. I spoke with Apple after seeing many other reports of users experiencing the same issue right around the same time I was. They offered a $450 replacement charge of the motherboard which includes the graphics unit. However, many users has had the exact same replacement and the issue re-occurred. Two years later there are now thousands and thousands of reports of the exact same issue. Apple has shipped a defective product and has done nothing to fix it. Hundreds of thousands of others spent $2500 on a defective computer.

Apple Support Thread with over 10,000 comments: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4766577?tstart=0
Change.org Petition with 38,000 supporters as of 2/9/15: https://www.change.org/p/timothy-d-cook-replace-or-fix-all-2011-macbook-pro-with-graphics-failure
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    • 12 Points
    • 4 years ago
    Shaneisha W. (Neutral)
    After doing some brief research, it appears that Apple has a "MacBook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues" (see: https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/ ). There are thousands of reports, however, this program does not end until, and as stated by the website, "February 27, 2016 or three years from its original date of sale, whichever provides longer coverage for you". Apple is also trying to reach out to and reimburse those who paid for the repairs out of pocket.
      • [-][+]My resolution
      • 4 years ago
      Brian W. (Neutral)
      Well, it looks like Apple has addressed this problem. This was announced about three weeks ago, and the Apple site (http://www.apple.com/uk/support/macbookpro-videoissues/) was current as of February 27. Apparently the repair is free and previous repairs are being reimbursed. I'll be curious to hear if this fixes the problem.
        • [-][+]My resolution
        • 4 years ago
        J K. (Neutral)
        With that many complaints a group should form and alert their state attorney generals. And make this trial very very public to all apple company employees.
          • [-][+]My resolution
          • 4 years ago
          Jon A. (Neutral)
          I'm in the same boat. I payed $430 for a logic board replacement on a two year old computer (no apple care) and about six months later the problem reoccured. Apple told me I had no recourse but to purchase another motherboard replacement. Two and a half years, $3000 spent and a non-working computer. Apple needs to offer a replacement for us.
            • [-][+]My resolution
            • 4 years ago
            Tony G. (Neutral)
            My resolution is simple , find the true cause of this problem and fix it it for the loyal Apple customers. The current official Apple resolution does not work. People that are not under Apple care are told to pay $300- $600 for a logic board replacement. Some have attempted this but the problem reoccurs 3 and 4 times. It is obvious that the replacement strategy is not a true fix. I suggest this problem should be reviewed by senior Apple technicians and an appropriate resolution offered.


              • [-][+]My resolution – Plaintiff
              • 4 years ago
              Tihomir L. (Plaintiff-unverified)
              Apple shipped a defective product and needs to provide replacement computers. A motherboard replacement is a temporary fix and the issue will reoccur.
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