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Versión actual por: oldturkey03 (detalles del voto) ,

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Is it worth repairing the graphics card/logic board?

Texto:

I have had this laptop since 2011 and it has held up pretty well along the way. I had the logic board  replaced years ago during the recall program that Apple had. The repair was due to damage to the GPU presumably caused by lots of overheating, which I hear is common with this particular MacBook Pro model. Anyway, I've had it replaced once, and it's kicked the bucket again, leading to blue lines across the screen on boot and not being able to get passed the loading screen.

I just wonder if its worth sinking another ~$800 into this laptop so that I can try to use it through to the end of grad school, which I'll be done with in about 2 years. I have 16gb of RAM in it and a 1TB SSD and those upgrades have helped significantly in extending its life but I'm just unsure which way to go with this. I use a lot of CAD/CAM  programs like Rhino and Revit as well as alot of Photoshop/Illustrator,  just as a hint as to why it gets so overheated.

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

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open

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Aporte original por: Remi Carreiro ,

Título:

Is it worth repairing the graphics card/logic board?

Texto:

I have had this laptop since 2011 and it has held up pretty well along the way. I had the logic board  replaced years ago during the recall program that Apple had. The repair was due to damage to the GPU presumably caused by lots of overheating, which I hear is common with this particular MacBook Pro model. Anyway, I've had it replaced once, and it's kicked the bucket again, leading to blue lines across the screen on boot and not being able to get passed the loading screen.

I just wonder if its worth sinking another ~$800 into this laptop so that I can try to use it through to the end of grad school, which I'll be done with in about 2 years. I have 16gb of RAM in it and a 1TB SSD and those upgrades have helped significantly in extending its life but I'm just unsure which way to go with this. I use a lot of CAD/CAM  programs like Rhino and Revit as well as alot of Photoshop/Illustrator,  just as a hint as to why it gets so overheated.

Dispositivo:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Estatus:

open