My computer may have died: any advice from Apple fans?

I just left the Apple Genius Bar today, but thought it might be nice to “crowdsource” some options for me. I have a Macbook Pro 15″ 2Ghz that was purchased in late 2007. It appears that the video board is fried and logic board would be too–no screen or external monitor working with it. There is a chance Apple might fix it if the chip is the NVIDIA chip that has a defect, but lets say that is NOT true. What advice do you Apple users and/or pros have for me? Really, I appreciate it. If you want you can comment here, leave a note on my Contact Form or twitter me at @RKWeblog.

*UPDATE 10/19/09

It appears that Apple has admitted and pressed the chip manufacturer on this. Thanks to a twitter buddy for this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

*UPDATE 10/23/09

I got my Mac back and its repaired. It has a new logic board based on the NVIDIA video chip being defective and failing. That was not explicitly stated as far as I can tell in my paperwork, but was verbally by the Apple employee. So, it was out of warranty but they did take care of it and the turn around was rather fast.

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Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

28 comments

  1. Dude…I actually had the same problem with mine. I bought mine like the day we left for Saddleback together that year, so it was like June 2007. They told me it was a known issue with that generation with the Logic board and thus it was a free fix. May wanna check into that.
    Hope it helps!

    1. the genius at the bar mentioned that after I asked, so lets hope!

  2. Dude…I actually had the same problem with mine. I bought mine like the day we left for Saddleback together that year, so it was like June 2007. They told me it was a known issue with that generation with the Logic board and thus it was a free fix. May wanna check into that.
    Hope it helps!

    1. the genius at the bar mentioned that after I asked, so lets hope!

  3. Dude…I actually had the same problem with mine. I bought mine like the day we left for Saddleback together that year, so it was like June 2007. They told me it was a known issue with that generation with the Logic board and thus it was a free fix. May wanna check into that.
    Hope it helps!

    1. the genius at the bar mentioned that after I asked, so lets hope!

  4. Dude…I actually had the same problem with mine. I bought mine like the day we left for Saddleback together that year, so it was like June 2007. They told me it was a known issue with that generation with the Logic board and thus it was a free fix. May wanna check into that.
    Hope it helps!

    1. the genius at the bar mentioned that after I asked, so lets hope!

  5. Although that may be what you were talking about when you said let’s say that’s not the problem. In which case, ignore both these comments. 🙂

  6. Although that may be what you were talking about when you said let’s say that’s not the problem. In which case, ignore both these comments. 🙂

  7. Although that may be what you were talking about when you said let’s say that’s not the problem. In which case, ignore both these comments. 🙂

  8. Although that may be what you were talking about when you said let’s say that’s not the problem. In which case, ignore both these comments. 🙂

  9. check Ifixit.com.. that’s the way I replaced my screen. they may have a logic board replacement there. They are resonable..and give you step by step instructions on video how to do it.

  10. check Ifixit.com.. that’s the way I replaced my screen. they may have a logic board replacement there. They are resonable..and give you step by step instructions on video how to do it.

  11. check Ifixit.com.. that’s the way I replaced my screen. they may have a logic board replacement there. They are resonable..and give you step by step instructions on video how to do it.

  12. check Ifixit.com.. that’s the way I replaced my screen. they may have a logic board replacement there. They are resonable..and give you step by step instructions on video how to do it.

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  17. I wish I would be so lucky as to get my MBP replaced 🙁 Horrible hinge and no AirPort card detected! Sad!

  18. I wish I would be so lucky as to get my MBP replaced 🙁 Horrible hinge and no AirPort card detected! Sad!

  19. I wish I would be so lucky as to get my MBP replaced 🙁 Horrible hinge and no AirPort card detected! Sad!

  20. I wish I would be so lucky as to get my MBP replaced 🙁 Horrible hinge and no AirPort card detected! Sad!

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