Great, looks like the vid card on my MBP might be about to die again *pic*

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    I've been having the same issue on and off. Do they replace the motherboard or give you a new computer?
     
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    that happened on my G4, except it was weird green lines all over the place, not just in menus...
     
  4. Kirk Hinrich

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    well i went in with a different vid card related issue a month or so ago. Gave me a new comp. Make sure to take screens for evidence as they probably won't be able to recreate it.
     
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    that's fucking terrible.

    did you see that all the recent nvidia cards have been ruled defective?

    don't know what apple can do besides just keep replacing them
     
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    I had that problem with my first MBP and I sent it in for a replacement. So far I haven't had any problems with the new one
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    Some computer makers are just releasing BIOS updates that decrease the video card performance to keep the card from overheating. :rolleyes:
     
  8. JKwikkel

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    The underclocking doesn't stop the video card from overheating, just delays the total failure of the card until the warrantee expires.
     
  9. TheWeasel

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    :werd:
     
  10. markhandless

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    fuck, so its basically an endless cycle? Any way to eliminate the problem?
     
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  12. Kirk Hinrich

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    well this is some fucking bullshit. I don't know what to do. I can keep replacing my MBP until the warranty is up, but if the vid card dies when its out of warranty and they try to make me pay for anything I am going to raise absolute hell.
     
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    usually they are pretty good for supporting computers that have had a life time worth of problems.

    Also when Apple replaces a part, it comes with a 3 month warranty.
     
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    the same shit is now happening constantly, guess I will be taking the fucker in AGAIN when I get a chance. May as well get a nice history of me taking my machine in for the same problem so when it dies out of warranty I will have a leg to stand on when I lose my mind at the genius bar.
     
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    just works
     
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    sounds like a real fix to me... :hsugh:
     
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    Or keep the fan on at all times.
     
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    Do lemon laws apply to Computers? :dunno:
     
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    yes.
     
  20. Kirk Hinrich

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    some evidence for them that this is clearly happening again since the last update:
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    for the record, its fucking nVidia's fault really, but yeah, this pisses me off. I did not drop the kind of money on this laptop that I did for this bullshit to happen.
    I do a lot of web design and when the lines of code get fucking garbled like that text in the above pic I posted the computer is next to useless.
     
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    I have not had that happen and my warranty is up as of last month. :noes:
     
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    I went 2 months without issue and now that I'm at work without my power adapter it's happening every 10 minutes.
     
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    it only happens on the most recent mbps
     

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