Failed GPU Apple Program or Other Repair
I got in a MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz A1226, EMC 2136. It appears to have a failed GPU. It will boot into target mode. I get nothing shinning a flashlight through the screen. Nothing on hooking up to an external monitor. I did a search on the Apple NVIDIA program but did not see a list of serial numbers for affected units nor do I know if Apple is still covering the issue. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377
My question is:
a. how would I find out if this one qualifies
b. if unqualified, is this a simple solder job
c. if not simple, who is a reliable repair source
Is this a good question?