Original post by: mayer ,
This is highly unusual behavior for Apple. I've never had anything but perfect service above and beyond what was expected even to the extent of replacing a cracked $100 + screen frame on an Nvidia issue. The only time I've ever a had a problem is when dealing with an Authorized Service Provider - who are not actual Apple people but hold a license to do repair work for them. Did you contact Apple first on this or just send it in? You did get a free logic board (about $700), and we've heard from others that Apple is closing out the Nvidia free repairs as the class action law suit settled last December. You might be able to go up the chain of command and get it replaced or just count yourself very lucky on the free logic board, bite the bullet and pay $120 for a replacement I/O board.