Graphics issues related to heating - bad soldering?
Once this MacBook Pro 15-inch, early 2011 (May) was quite hot, and I took it off the power plug and launched Angry Birds, the system freezed, with some video distortions on screen.
I've seen similar situation with my previous MBP'2009 wich I had fixed under the NVidia chip replacement program. Never find reports of such issues regarding newer MBP '2011 though.
So, after reset the book shown a distorted Apple logo. Here's the screen photo.
Next morning, totally cooled, the book displayed exactly the same startup picture, and didn't go any further. I placed it in my backpack and took it to the store I bought it, on a bike. Maybe it was of the shakes during the way there, but the book turned on without any problems in the store!
Back home I turned off WIFI in favor of an Ethernet cable and watched over temperatures: installed "Temperature Monitor" and the "Fan Control" to speed up the fans. This helped for a few days, but then the book got overheated again doing some photo processing and then uploading to Facebook via flash plugin. It might make sense, as it was the Flash plugin that I started, when my first MBP got dead. So, it was video distortion again, and a distorted screen right on power-on, not going further than Apple logo distorted and the rotating wait icon.
Someone told me that it might be the weak soldering on the logic board, that causes this temperature-related issues.
I'm on Samui island in Thailand for few more months, and the nearest Apple service is in Singapore. No perspective of a quick fix.
Is there a chance that 'heating' the logic board, or some heat-related treatment of the board's soldering would help? This MBP is over 1 year, not covered by warranty.
Is this a good question?