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adamcal
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Hello,  same problem here,  my MBP 17" is now no longer booting after many months of the exact same issues you have all had.

 

it now looks exactly like this

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/649/p1000477s.jpg


I also have had no love from apple regarding an out of warranty repair, however

Some OS and interstate companies offer to repair this exact problem such as:

http://www.macbookprorepairs.com/ati-mobility-radeon-x1600-repair.html

http://www.apple.laptoptec.com.au/


anyone tried this?




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July 9, 2010 at 3:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Denise Clark
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adamcal at July 9, 2010 at 3:30 AM

Hello,  same problem here,  my MBP 17" is now no longer booting after many months of the exact same issues you have all had.

 

it now looks exactly like this

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/649/p1000477s.jpg


I also have had no love from apple regarding an out of warranty repair, however

Some OS and interstate companies offer to repair this exact problem such as:

http://www.macbookprorepairs.com/ati-mobility-radeon-x1600-repair.html

http://www.apple.laptoptec.com.au/


anyone tried this?




Hi there,

sorry for delay in my reply, i've been busy! and I'm pleased to say on my macbook pro! yes it is working after repair, I did have the complete motherboard replaced. I did ask the repairer to be sure and use the besyt insulation gum stuff also. I think if the cheap stuff is used it can crack with too much heat, and too much heat is  a big problem!

I downloaded the fan control and have it set high!  I also bought an extra fan that sits under my macbook but Iv'e hardly needed to use it which is very encouraging. good luck with yours!

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July 16, 2010 at 2:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

mgcjg
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Yes, we just submitted a MacBook Pro for a “Depot Repair” or “flat rate repair”. They fixed it 100%, even replaced part of the external case since it had a slight ding and this covers everything you submit that needs fixed.


We also think that it’s unfortunate that someone has to pay any amount to repair something that truly is a manufacturer defect (ATI’s graphic card), and after suffering years of issues from the beginning, but at least this is an option that Apple offers and it will keep you from having to ditch the whole thing.


It looks like this MacBook Pro may live like new for a while longer, but we really think keeping a computer longer than 3 years is where you start to see significant performance and new technology limitations. It is a great for surfing the web and checking your email… and as long as new versions of Mac OS X support it, we’ll probably keep it around.


So, after a long time of helping others with their sick MacBook Pro’s ATI, as well as dealing with one of our own, we consider this resolved and will be satisfied that Apple did have an acceptable option even though it was not covered for free. We will be hesitant and are not big fans of ATI GPUs… heck, NVIDIA had problems of their own that they initially denied, but at least it was addressed and Apple offered extended repair coverage….

 

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