Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

499 Questions View all

GPU Repair with self upgraded parts


the GPU of my early 2011 MBP just failed.

I am eligible to get it replaced for free by Apple.

I self upgraded some parts tho.

16GB RAM, SSD in optical bay, new battery and the 2012 AirPort card to get BT 4.0.

Will Apple still accept my MacBook and repair it for free or do I have to pay extra or put all the original parts back in?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

3 Answers

Chosen Solution

No problem with the battery & RAM. They may not noticed the card but you may not get it back. I would switch it out. Are you taking it in or mailing it in and under which program (please send a link).

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

For optical bay SSD, no chance, put the old one back in.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Put the old stuff back in. Keep in mind this is a free repair that Apple fought for years to not provide to you in the first place; they will jump at any excuse to not cover you.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1
Add a comment

Add your answer

Doc Brown will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 2

All Time: 159