we have noticed the same trouble with other makes also which are using AMD or with Nvidia .Countries like India or other part of world where the temperature is high these problem occur early it happen in the second year or if you are lucky it will work fine for 2 years . Hope the major brands will have a solution for the new products they launch.
I have the 17" model of the same two machines.
Both also failed prematurely.
My 2007 failed before a year, so I didn't need the extended warranty.
But it scared me into purchasing Applecare that I never had to use.
I'm still using the 2007 because my early 2011 failed with this problem AFTER a year :-(
The 2007 doesn't have enough ram (6GB) to run the latest Mail.app!
Early 2011 MBP's are dropping like flies.
The permanent fix seems to be to re-solder the GPU with lead solder.
Apple needs to fix this to preserve their reputation and customer satisfaction.There are thousands of unsatisfied users posting about this problem.
macky the macky wrote: »
My late 2005 Intel MBP is still trooping along fine, even though I could cook pancakes on it much of the time.
That is an interesting comment considering the Intel MacBook Pros did not come out until 2006.
My late 2017 MacBook Pro Air runs so cool, I could make ice cream on it. And do so regularly, in fact.
I'd like to remind everyone about Apple's history on this by linking some previous problems:
I owned a 2011 27" iMac (a very very expensive machine in Europe) which had video card problems as stated above. The video card was changed under the replacement program:
...but unfortunately the damage already affected the logic board and they wouldn't change it.
All I got were apologies from Dario Giuliano - their Executive Relations Emeia.
Apologies won't suffice for paying more than 2000 EUR for a "performant" machine which lasted for 1,5 years.
So I will never ever buy an Apple computer, and I will also try to advise everyone I know about buying one - they are crappy content wrapped in beautiful cases. As simple as that.
techguy911 wrote: »
Even if your Applecare has expired, I would bring it in anyway. They have fixed mine free before for things like this when it was 4 years old.
The 2011 MBP was actually my first. That's really bad luck. However it still works perfectly; haven't encountered this issue yet. Hope there is a way to find out if this will occur in the future.
philboogie wrote: »
And there's the proof that support issues get differently handled from Genius to Genius. Good to hear the Support Desk did what they did. Should do so, when under warranty. Don't understand actually why the Genius didn't do the same.
digitalclips wrote: »