We can fix graphic/display issues relating to the Nvidia 8600M / ATI X1600 models. These are fixed using the appropriate professional equipment. This repair is for the Nvidia Chipset found in Models A1226, A1260, A1261, A1229.
How do I know if I have this problem? If your Apple Macbook Pro series has distorted/unusual graphics, Fan/DVD noises but no display, Vertical lines, Freezing, or Blank Screens the chances are it is related to the Graphics processing unit. If in doubt just ask.
Mainly due to excessive heat and heat cycles but also due to other factors stated in the article below. With some models we often find fans are clogged with fluff and dust preventing the machine cooling how it was designed. The failures are caused by a solder bump that connects the I/O termination of the silicon chip to the pad on the substrate.
In Nvidias GPUs, this solder bump is created using high-lead. A thermal mismatch between the chip and the substrate has substantially grown in recent chip generations, apparently leading to fatigue cracking causing cold solder joints. Add into the equation a growing chip size (double the chip dimension, quadruple the stress on the bump) as well as generally hotter chips and you may have the perfect storm to take high lead beyond its limits. Apparently, problems arise at what Nvidia claims to be extreme temperatures and what we hear may be temperatures not too much above 70 degrees Celsius. What is the total cost of the repair?
For most Nvidia based laptops the repair options are the Standard or advanced. We have listed these below for you to read and understand, although for the Apple Macbook Pro Nvidia based Models only the'Brand New Updated Chipset Repair' is Recommended. This involves re-connecting the graphics chip using existing solder - This should last as long as it has from new or longer if fans are kept clean. Not suitable for Macbook Pro Nvidia Chipsets. This service offers a more permanent solution and is the recommended method of stopping the problem re-occurring.
We highly recommend this repair. The advanced service involves removal of the Graphics chip, removing the old solder and re-fitted using new leaded solder.
Leaded solder is proven not to deteriorate from the effects of heat like the current lead free solder used in manufacture. Brand New Updated Chipset Repair - (only option we recommend for Macbook Pro Nvidia Models) This is the same procedure as the above'Advanced Repair' but in addition we re-fit a Brand New Updated GPU Chipset that has been purposely produced by Nvidia to replace the Faulty GPU Chipset fitted to the Macbook Pro Nvidia Models. Please note some repair companies will say they are carrying out the advanced repair- reballing (removal of chip) but in fact do not. Ask them for a picture of your board with chip removed.We will be happy to do this. Both services include dismantling, repair and re-assemby and a clean inside and out.
The customer is responsible for all carriage costs. The item "Apple Macbook Pro A1226 A1260 A1229 A1261 Nvidia Logic Board Repair New GPU" is in sale since Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Computer Components & Parts\Other Components & Parts". The seller is "bga_repairs" and is located in Hereford, UK. This item can be shipped worldwide.