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|Still getting reports on MacBook Pro/8600M Failures|
Recently I've gotten more mails on MBP/8600M failures/refused repairs, may be due to end of program, but some appeared to be for the same reasons reported here in the past - claimed logic board failure (not GPU)/inability to run the USB drive GPU qualifying test, etc. As I posted last December on our (long) page on MacBook Pro/Nvidia 8600M failures/repairs (which also has past tips), the Apple support article was revised to note:
"The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor repair extension program ended on December 7, 2012.
This program provided extended repair coverage for a period of four years from the date of purchase, and as of Dec 7th 2012, it is unlikely products qualify for this extended repair coverage."
I take that sentence to mean few would have a purchase date that is still less than 4 years ago.
Not sure if Apple Customer Relations would be of any help but the article has a Contact Apple link with phone numbers by country. (If it were up to me, any MBP with one of these GPUs would have gotten a motherboard replacement.)
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Friday May 10th, 2013 News Archive
- Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.2 Install/Troubleshooting Tips
- Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Review
- More Tips on how to solve greyed out volume control
- Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones
- Apple's iRadio Royalties Problem
- Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Docs:
- Runaway applications can shorten battery runtime, affect performance, and increase heat and fan activity
- Other News/Reviews/Tech/OT:
- NuGuard KX Kinetic Energy X-Orbing iPhone Case Finalist In 2013 Biz Awards
- 9th Annual HDTV Shootout at Value Electronics (video stream)
- Virtualization's forgotten feature: Short reboot times
- Samsung ES7500 / ES8000 TV US Firmware Update v1051.2
- '24' Eyes Return As Limited Series On Fox
- Getting to Know Your Surround Receiver
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