Screen is always with the Apple logo and a lot of lines.

My MacBook Pro 15" A1226 doesn't work, when I shut it on, it only appears the Apple logo and a lot of pink curved lines, and it doesn't do anything more.

I've tried to leave it on a couple of hours, and first the wheel is spinnig (like if it's working, as normal) and then just stops and doesn't do anything else .

I will leave a link to a photo of this, if anybody knows what's happing or how to repair it, please comment.

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You have a failed Nvidia GPU chip, this series had a lot of problems with this chip.

Sadly, its time for a newer system ;-{

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There is no solution? Any piece that I can change?


It gets down to the availability of the part.

Nvidia had a bad run of the chip and they also tended to burnout as people pushed their systems beyond what the chip could support. So many people needed replacement chips. At one point you could get them, today anyone selling you one is likely scamming you an old one they pulled from a dead system for your hard earned money. There just none around that are good ;-{ Besides your system can't run anything newer and Apple has long since stopped supporting the OS's this system uses.

Bottomline here save your pennies and get a newer used system!


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I have had some luck with doing a reflow of the chip with a hot air work station.

You can get a cheap one such as this, try it then resell it on ebay if you have no further use for it. You might even be able to call a tool rental place.

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