My macbook's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

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  1. javauser

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    My macbook's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired? warranty is already expired. sana yung mas mura. thanks.

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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    I don't know if it's the video card or the LCD that is the problem. You can just go to any authorized Apple service center and have it checked. Digital Hub is recommended!
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    Since your warranty is already expired, you could try ynzal. It is no longer an authorized apple service center but they have good technicians and they charge lower than most centers. Search their website to get the complete address.

    You could try calling up several service centers first to inquire about the probable defect and the estimated costs so you could compare.
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    where can i find a listing of service centers?
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    Here you go. Better have it checked right away.
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    you need an lcd replacement..
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    how can i absolutely know it's the lcd that's defective, and not the video chip?
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    ....that looks like stuck pixels of the LCD. I've had two busted LCDs under my belt. One just grayed out and the other had a linear band of solid color that won't go away (similar to yours but narrower). If it is a video chip that's busted, there would be no display at all.
     
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    Re: My macbool's video has gone bad. where can i have it repaired?

    connect your macbook to an external display (LCD or CRT monitor)... if it doesn't display the same defect then its a busted LCD, if it does display the same defect then its definitely a video card problem.

    but i believe its a busted LCD, you will want it to be a defective LCD since it will be more costly if its a video card problem.
     
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    To find out if it is LCD or Video card problem..or any other hardware problem in general...run AHT from ur internal boot drive...or if its no longer there...run AHT from the installer disc that comes with your laptop.

    And to be sure about your findings..post the result here...so we can help you..
     
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    I had the same thing happen to my alum macbook (10 month old unit) last August, they replaced the lcd and the logic board as well (though I am not sure if the lcd problem has anything to do with the logic board as the replacement of the same was supposed to address the busted ethernet port of my unit)
     
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    @louien...Its sad to know that both were damaged....but I tell you what....the damaged parts could possibly be a domino effect if the tech didnt make it right. Macbooks and pros are very sensitive to be serviced and it requires a real good technician to do so to avoid damaging other parts. I always make the test by running AHT...several times before the surgical procedure is done so that I am sure what part is in question.

    You will notice sometimes there are cases that a single problem of the computer becomes many...until the tech advise you to buy a new one. I have seen a lot of this kind of self proclaimed tech and geek made matters worse to a computer...and the customer suffers...SO?...be very careful in asking for a service...and one advise is...well Im not sure if the tech will allow...but ask him anyway....if you can stay for a while and watch how he does the troubleshooting and try asking some questions what he is doing..I do this thing to my client and if he ask questions, I explain while I do the job.
     
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    I hear Ynzal has good out of warranty service. You are right, it is either the LCD or the GPU unit. If it is the GPU then they might have to replace the whole logic board. Did you buy Apple Care for your Macbook?
     
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    If its at the same place all the time then its the LCD only. If it were the GPU, then it would appear in different locations randomly.
     

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