MacBook Pro :: Video Card Failed / Display Was All Garbled

Dec 6, 2010

I have a 2006 MBP and the video card just failed out of nowhere. The display was all garbled. Took it to the apple store and they confirmed my suspicions. Unfortunately, this is not the video card that was covered in the class-action suit (or whatever it was) where apple admitted fault and agreed to replace for free.

Anyhow, they are offering to change the video card for $300 and throw in a battery replacement. I am otherwise pretty happy with the laptop. Do you think it's worth doing, or is it likely that other components will continue to fail. Should I just go ahead and purchase a new one?

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On my MacBook Pro, when I try to open .3gp videos taken with my phone in Quicktime in OS 10.6.2, the audio works but the video is just a bunch of garbled black and green blocks. I can open them no problem on my mom's 2 year old MacBook running 10.5.8 and can even open them in Quicktime on Windows. My brother also has a similarly configured MacBook Pro to me, running 10.6.2 and the same thing happens for him. The videos will open just fine in VLC. The video portion of the .3gps is H.264 and the audio I believe is mpeg-2. Also within iMovie I can select to import the .3gp files, but when it is supposedly done importing, nothing is there. A "New Event" exists, but there's nothing in it.

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Jan 4, 2009

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my dvd drive has just stopped working, it used to make a horrible clicking noise when a cd was inserted and then work fine ( it always made that noise, i just thought it was ok, now, im not so sure!) then a few days ago i inserted a dvd and nothing, no noise, and it didnt recognise there was a dvd inside. the eject button done nothing. i had to tilt my macbook and tap it a few times till it fell out.

i ran tech tool, and it says my video ram failed.

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Sep 4, 2009

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Jan 9, 2010

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Well I got rid of the quicksilvers since they died. Power supplys gave out and took the motherboards, So I sold what was left on EBAY.

My G4 Ethernet was sold to a co-worked and he is quite happy.

And I got this off ebay today:

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Well I didnt' read the fine print and BAZINGA! I noticed that it comes without a video card.

So For video editing, watching hulu and youtube and netflix What do you guys recommend.

I do have a PCI GEforce at home with 512 megs for PC and I was wondering if I could flash it and if so, does anyone know of a good walkthrough?

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May 8, 2009

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It looks like in many cases there's two versions, and the mac version costs about 10x as much on ebay and in stores. Is that accurate, or is one of these models mac and pc compatable, and therefore the laws of supply and demand work in my favour?

(fyi: I just want the cheapest one, I don't do heavy GPU work)

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Nov 22, 2009

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I can't honestly say that I care much for the iMacs and the Mac Pros are beyond my budget so it looks like I'll be going with the next revision of the Macbook Pro.

I've reviewed the Apple website and I'm interested in the high-end 15 inch with the dual video card setup with 512MB of VRAM. What I am not pleased with, however, is that it is also configured with additional RAM and HDD space; both of which Apple charges a premium for.

My line of thinking is that I'll purchase the other two components from third party vendors as add-ons for the base configuration and upgrade the video card either at the Apple store or elsewhere - assuming it's practical.

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Jun 29, 2010

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I closed parallels (while on battery power) and it switched to Intel video, so that works. Then I plugged the power back in, and have been plugged in for hours, I even unplugged the power and plugged it back in (switch from A/C power to battery, and back to A/C power) but it just stays on Intel.

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