In October, Apple revealed that some NVIDIA-based graphics cards in MacBook Pros had been affected by a manufacturing defect announced in July. Apple stated that they would repair affected MacBook Pros within two years of the original purchase date free of charge.
Apple has since extended this repair policy for three years.
At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with these graphics processors were not affected. However, after an Apple-led investigation, Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor may be affected. If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within three years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty.
The reason for the extension is not detailed. Affected MacBook Pros may developed the following symptoms:
- Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen
- No video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on
Possibly affected models include:
- MacBook Pro (17-Inch, 2.4GHz)
- MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2.4/2.2GHz)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2008)