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faulty graphics processors in MacBook Pro line
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Oct 19, 2008, 05:49 AM
well, there are new about faulty about the "GeForce 8600M GT" in mac book pro, and will offer replace even warranty expires, but how can i know if the chip works properly? does it work properly if nothing abnormal in my mac ? or the chip just works suboptimally and may not be noticed by users?

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Oct 19, 2008, 06:18 AM
If there is no 'artifacting' happening on the screen when playing a game, or using Photoshop - or even just general use, then I think that it's safe to say the chip is working. Generally, if you have a graphics problem - you'll know about it.
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Oct 19, 2008, 08:56 AM
It's already being discussed in this thread.

There is no general recall, but if you affected by the issue Apple will fix it for free even if your warranty has run out.
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Oct 19, 2008, 08:52 PM
It's a physical failure (the parts seperate), so you're not going to know until it fails.
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Oct 20, 2008, 05:55 AM
Please use the existing thread for discussion. Thanks!
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