Apple Confirms Faulty Graphics Chips

Three months late after HP and Dell confirmed it, Apple have finally come out and fessed up that something is wrong with some of their MacBook Pro notebooks.

Three months late after HP and Dell confirmed it, Apple have finally come out and fessed up that something is wrong with some of their MacBook Pro notebooks.

Known from August was an issue with a fairly large selection of chips from Nvidia that produced major heating problems, so much that it could wear out the fan or worse. Affecting the Nvidia 8600M GT chipset mostly, Dell & HP quickly jumped onto the problem releasing patches that would kick their laptop fans into gear a little sooner and faster thus reducing the problem.

But many people expected Apple to jump into that fray and take action sooner rather than later.

They were wrong.

MacBook Pros built between May 2007 and September 2008 are all affected so if you have a graphic problem with your MacBook Pro within two years of your original purchase date, Apple will fix it for free. Likewise, if you’ve already suffered for these sins and Apple have charged you for it, you get a refund.

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