Distorted display & won't start, 2 days to late for ext warr repair
After having a wonderful New Years weekend without any time to use my MBP, my week and the year 2017 started very badly.
My beloved MBP 15inch 2011 showed a pink start screen with the Apple logo in the middle on Monday morning 2nd of January. After completing the loading bar, my Mac showed a grey/white screen and got stuck and didn't do a thing.
After trying a lot of key combinations in the startup sequence, nothing worked, over time it ended in the same grey/white screen and got stuck. Even trying to do a fresh installation om MacOS or the recovery mode didn't do a thing, over time the same grey/white screen.
After searching the internet I found (by luck) the article about the extended warranty repair program for this kind of problems (a common problem with these kind of MBPs).
So as fast as I could, I called the Apple support. After explaining the problem, different consults between the advisor and the senior advisor, they told me the bad news... again bad news. I was exactly 2 days to late with noticing the problem, and 4 days to late with calling them. There is no way to help me, because the repair program only ran till the 31th of December 2016 in the Netherlands.
Being a real pro-apple person the last 10 years (different iPods, iPads, Macbook pros, airport expresses, time capsule) I'm very disappointed by the fact that I can trow away (or let my MBP repaired min. costs €500,- Which I have to pay all by myself) my MacBook Pro because of the fact I didn't touched my macbook pro from the 30th of December till the 2nd of January and didn't have the time to notice the problem sooner.
Hopefully you can help me find a way to start 2017 a lot much better than how it started last Monday.
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