Skip to main content
Help

Current version by: Walter Galan ,

Title:

MBP does not begin. NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)

Text:

A friend of mine owns this Macbook Pro 15'', Early 2008 (Last model before the Unibody), Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 512GB NVidia 8600M GT.
 
The other day he turned MBP on and the display was distorted. And just before he could login the system crashed with a message to better do a hardware test...
 
After a couple of hardware tests the result was the same,
 
4 VDC 1/40000003: video controller
 
He took his MBP to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and there they ran (I guess also an Apple Hardware Test) and the conclusion was the same. A technician told him that, it must most probably the well known issue
 
(http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377) for these models, but they needed Apple's clearance to proceed. I don't know their conversation but Apple didn't approved the replacement, without giving any explanation.
 
I communicated with Apple today and they asked me if the technician ran the "NVidia, so called, Test", rather than the usual Apple Hardware Test. Is there such a test?
 
We are going to have the MBP re-examined, that's for sure, with an extra care to the NVidia issue...
 
If it was to repair it myself how difficult would that be???
 
What would be your opinion?
 
==== Update ==
==== Update ==
 
Well, in case you wonder who to blame, it was the technician's fault...
Well, in case you wonder who to blame, it was the technician's fault...
 
We took it to a different Authorized Service and they ran the tests once again, and when they got the results and gave them to apple support, the logic board replacement got approved...

Device:

MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

95176

Edit by: kgiann78 ,

Title:

MBP does not begin. NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)

Text:

A friend of mine owns this Macbook Pro 15'', Early 2008 (Last model before the Unibody), Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 512GB NVidia 8600M GT.
 
The other day he turned MBP on and the display was distorted. And just before he could login the system crashed with a message to better do a hardware test...
 
After a couple of hardware tests the result was the same,
 
4 VDC 1/40000003: video controller
 
He took his MBP to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and there they ran (I guess also an Apple Hardware Test) and the conclusion was the same. A technician told him that, it must most probably the well known issue
 
(http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377) for these models, but they needed Apple's clearance to proceed. I don't know their conversation but Apple didn't approved the replacement, without giving any explanation.
 
I communicated with Apple today and they asked me if the technician ran the "NVidia, so called, Test", rather than the usual Apple Hardware Test. Is there such a test?
 
We are going to have the MBP re-examined, that's for sure, with an extra care to the NVidia issue...
 
If it was to repair it myself how difficult would that be???
 
What would be your opinion?
 
== Update ==
 
Well, in case you wonder who to blame, it was the technician's fault...
 
We took it to a different Authorized Service and they ran the tests once again, and when they got the results and gave them to apple support, the logic board replacement got approved...

Device:

MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

95176

Edit by: kgiann78 ,

Title:

MBP does not begin. NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)

Text:

A friend of mine owns this Macbook Pro 15'', Early 2008 (Last model before the Unibody), Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 512GB NVidia 8600M GT.

The other day he turned MBP on and the display was distorted. And just before he could login the system crashed with a message to better do a hardware test...

After a couple of hardware tests the result was the same,

4 VDC 1/40000003: video controller

He took his MBP to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and there they ran (I guess also an Apple Hardware Test) and the conclusion was the same. A technician told him that, it must most probably the well known issue

(http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377) for these models, but they needed Apple's clearance to proceed. I don't know their conversation but Apple didn't approved the replacement, without giving any explanation.

I communicated with Apple today and they asked me if the technician ran the "NVidia, so called, Test", rather than the usual Apple Hardware Test. Is there such a test?

We are going to have the MBP re-examined, that's for sure, with an extra care to the NVidia issue...

If it was to repair it myself how difficult would that be???

What would be your opinion?

Device:

MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

95176

Edit by: kgiann78 ,

Title:

MBP begins withdoes not begin. NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)
MBP begins withdoes not begin. NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)

Text:

A friend of mine owns this Macbook Pro 15'', Early 2008 (Last model before the Unibody), Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 512GB NVidia 8600M GT.

The other day he turned MBP on and the display was distorted. And just before he could login the system crashed with a message to better do a hardware test...

After a couple of hardware tests the result was the same,

4 VDC 1/40000003: video controller

He took his MBP to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and there they ran (I guess also an Apple Hardware Test) and the conclusion was the same. A technician told him that, it must most probably the well known issue

(http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377) for these models, but they needed Apple's clearance to proceed. I don't know their conversation but Apple didn't approved the replacement, without giving any explanation.

I communicated with Apple today and they asked me if the technician ran the "NVidia, so called, Test", rather than the usual Apple Hardware Test. Is there such a test?

We are going to have the MBP re-examined, that's for sure, with an extra care to the NVidia issue...

If it was to repair it myself how difficult would that be???

What would be your opinion?

Device:

MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody

Status:

open

Original post by: kgiann78 ,

Title:

MBP begins with NVidia 8600M GT issues (most probably)

Text:

A friend of mine owns this Macbook Pro 15'', Early 2008 (Last model before the Unibody), Intel Dual Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM and a 512GB NVidia 8600M GT.

The other day he turned MBP on and the display was distorted. And just before he could login the system crashed with a message to better do a hardware test...

After a couple of hardware tests the result was the same,

4 VDC 1/40000003: video controller

He took his MBP to an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) and there they ran (I guess also an Apple Hardware Test) and the conclusion was the same. A technician told him that, it must most probably the well known issue

(http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377) for these models, but they needed Apple's clearance to proceed. I don't know their conversation but Apple didn't approved the replacement, without giving any explanation.

I communicated with Apple today and they asked me if the technician ran the "NVidia, so called, Test", rather than the usual Apple Hardware Test. Is there such a test?

We are going to have the MBP re-examined, that's for sure, with an extra care to the NVidia issue...

If it was to repair it myself how difficult would that be???

What would be your opinion?

Device:

MacBook Pro Early 2008 Pre Unibody

Status:

open