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More than 18 thousand users MacBook Pro with burnt-out graphics demanded that Apple will replace laptops
Members of 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro 2011 edition massively complain of problems with discrete graphics AMD, which turn to computer owners artifacts on display, and even the operating system hangs. More than 18,500 users have signed a petition to Apple to replace the defective laptops.
On site technical support Apple users have left several thousand complaints about the schedule at the biennial “Proshek.” Currently forum thread devoted to this problem consists of 9100 posts and 1.6 million views. The petition was signed by the substitution of machines more than 18,000 people.
“Every buyer MacBook Pro has spent a large sum of money and does not expect that the computer will be a manufacturing defect. However, this fact two years later turned into dust $ 2,500. Knowing this, we can not no longer buy equipment Apple », – wrote activist Ray Dsoza.
Automatic switching graphics in MacBook Pro with Intel integrated GPU on the graphics card AMD leads to distortions of the picture (the band, discoloration of the image, distorted image) and even to a complete freeze OS X. cure is not possible, even the last reboot. In some cases helps the forced transition to integrated graphics.
The best chance encounter problems have owners MacBook Pro 2011 edition with graphics AMD Radeon 6750M, and the users of models with graphics Radeon 6490M, 6970M and 6750M. According to reports in the forum, is guaranteed to eliminate the bug can only be a complete replacement of the motherboard. The cost of this procedure is $ 500 and above.
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