15" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) 2.4GHz Logic Board
Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.4 15" Late 2011 Specs
Identifiers: Late 2011 15" - MD322LL/A - MacBookPro8,2 - A1286 - 2563*
Brian, while there have been some failures of the dual GPU set up on this machine, I believe Louis is greatly exaggerating the issue. From Wiki: n August 2014 the law firm Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP had begun investigating the problem to determine if any legal claim exists. On October 28 2014, the firm announced that it has filed a class-action lawsuit in a California federal court against Apple. The lawsuit will cover residents residing in both California and Florida who have purchased a 2011 MacBook Pro notebook with an AMD graphics card. The firm is also investigating similar cases across the United States. Apple, as of mid-September 2014, refuses to comment on the issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_Pro
Just as the earlier nVidia 8600 GPU had a class action law suit, not all of them failed. I do have a stack of the older machine with failed boards but there are many, many others that are still running just fine. If you feel you have a failed board, I would contact Apple first and see if they will repair it for free (if nothing else, have the request on record). Ask for a "Warranty Exception", Apple knows they are facing a law suit and may just fix it for you. That failing, I would request a "Flat Rate repair from them and send it in for a Depot Repair (total time 4 days), if you do not live near an Apple retail store. The cost is around $320. Then keep a watch out on the results of the law suit. If it succeeds, then you can request a refund from Apple.
I would be interested to see what Louis thinks of this resolution path.