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Hello All - I think this is what is happening to my Macbook Pro. It is a late 2011 15".

 

But, I put my Serial Number in the link above and it did not say anything if this computer was affected?

post #162 of 164

I have a late 2011 model and my computer started crashing a couple days ago. Everything is usually working fins. Fans aren't loud or anything but suddenly the computer just turns off!  I don't have $310 for the fix. What is the best way to try and solve my problem?

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Originally Posted by Curtainsclosing View Post

I have a late 2011 model and my computer started crashing a couple days ago. Everything is usually working fins. Fans aren't loud or anything but suddenly the computer just turns off!  I don't have $310 for the fix. What is the best way to try and solve my problem?

Check if Apple will repair it for free:

https://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/

If they won't, there are services on eBay that can fix it a bit cheaper but it may not last long, the price listed isn't the full cost:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macbook-Pro-A1286-820-2915-A-15-2011-Logic-Board-Repair-New-GPU-Reball-/291122531359

You can also sell it as spares on sites like eBay.
post #164 of 164

Update on my macbook pro. First the good news. Apple reimbursed me for the 310$ I spent with them replacing my logic board - so I qualified as part of the repair program.

 

Now the not so good news. The machine crashes to a white screen with nice message that I should it any key to reboot about once a week. This never happened previous to 10.10 but seems to be my new normal.  I am running 10.10.3

 

Prior to the logic board replacement I was down to maybe 20 minutes between crashes so once a week is positively relaxing.

 

Still an amazing machine... just a tiny bit less amazing.

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