Not a BSOD. This is a hardware issue. BSODs are commonly software related (though obviously not exclusively)
I didn't mention I ran AHT on the machine twice - once quick, and once extended. Found nothing. But then I suspect that AHT only uses the integrated graphics. Not sure since it's kind of a black box and not much info is provided about the results.
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Yes hallelujiah! I thought I was going crazy - I couldn't find any other people complaining about this.
Yeah I have that same laptop as well. Actually never had problems with it. The 2008 1st gen unibody with Nvidia 9400M/9600M GT I had the logic board replaced twice. I had AppleCare on that one. Work bought the 2011 MBP, but did not spring for AppleCare. Not sure they will spring to pay for logic board replacement. Grr. I don't want a Win8 HP crapbook.
Yeah I agree. I did a number of searches for 2011 MBP video issues, AMD radeon 6750M issues, etc., but it would only show me old stuff (like the issues with the 2008 MBP I already knew about). Multiple search engines. Maybe I've just had some really bad spelling days?
Agreed. My 2005 Powerbook G4 has been a champ. Replaced the battery once, and the AC adapter, upgraded the hard drive. Otherwise it has never had an issue. My late 2008 non-unibody hasn't every had issues outside of a battery replacement. My late-2008 1st gen unibody had 2 logic board swaps thanks to the GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics chipset (the lower-grade 9400M chipset never seemed to have issues).
I can't necessarily agree that it is "obviously" a widespread problem as I don't have the actual numbers, but it seems anecdotally sound. I'm certainly not happy about it ;-)
This is systematic!
first I had fried nvdia 7300GT GPU in my old 24" white 2006 iMac.
than I had burned LCD in numerous alu. iMacs.
and now this with 2011 MBP.
SOMEBODY should make site with collection of all Apples design failures (or bad components?!) with Macs in recent years...!
as time pass someone could expect higher quality but it gets only worse!
I have Atari ST from 1986. still running and Mac Plus from same year - still running:
Not sure why you'd say that when I lost $3,000 on a laptop because of poorly designed hardware and they are doing nothing to help.
My machine is only about 2.5 years old and has started to experience these issues. The screen randomly goes black and freezes. Sometimes the screen turns blue. Sometimes it gets distorted.I've taken it into an Apple Store, but they (and I) were unable to reproduce the issue in store, so they couldn't make a diagnosis. But reading the massive thread of problems, it's obvious to me that my symptoms reflect the GPU/logic board heat issues that so many others are having diagnosed.This is a design flaw in the computer, and Apple should extend the warranty to cover their customers, just like they did on previous year models that had similar issues. Don't leave your customers out in the cold Apple!
So the issues are restricted to the MacbookPro 8,1 8,2 and 8,3 models right?
I am having the problems and have an 8,2
Dear Apple Insider,
Please keep us posted on this issue!!!??? We require the assistance of some higher powers, being you ;-)
I had gotten a 2011 Macbook Pro with Matte screen, quad core, and was fast compared to my 2008 MBP 15 - minus the crashes and issues booting due to the graphical issues... I'd buy another one if there was some sort of extended warranty.
Are you an Apple employee or just an asshole?
I guess were all assholes. Never mind the fact that you joined just to say how much Apple sucks. Never a good thing to do on an Apple related forum. If this doesn't spell troll we don't know what does. I mean seriously, who does this?
Just because you have an issue with it, doesn't mean the majority of Mac users do. You didn't explain yourself at all. You just said it was a POS. What steps you took, what was said by Apple. Other options you've explored, etc. No, you just said it was a POS.
I'm not sure why this didn't post the first time, so apologies if it becomes a double post.
iMac run made concurrently with the 2011 MBP using same GPUs reports identical problems:
"Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012."
This repair consisted of replacing a daughtercard. MBP repairs require reballing the GPU. Apple recalled the iMacs but claims no pattern to the issues with the MBPs.
My employer requires (and purchases) 3 year warranties on its hardware so mine returned with a logic board swap inside 48 hours. I haven't switched back to it yet but I'm understandably suspicious.
I've used Macs since 1985 and this selective stonewalling on a documented problem whose cause is well known is unprecedented. Worse, it affects the people whose jobs rely on uptime and tells them they should expect nothing. Like it or not, Apple's making the strongest imaginable case for hackintoshing, and too much of their revenue comes from hardware sales for that to be good in the long term.