GPU Failure

Graphics Chip Repairs

GPU Failure

A very common fault on older devices is the graphics chip failure which shows itself by horizontal or vertical lines showing on the screen or simply booting to a white screen and failing to go any further.


An affected MacBook Pro may display one or more of 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
  • Computer restarts unexpectedly

We can offer a replacement chip or reflow the existing chip with a higher standard solder – We re-apply using a solder with a much higher reliability than was originally used in the production process - this is more reliable and results in a much better repair which will far outlast our competitors repairs and may even outlast the device itself - currently we don't experience any failure rate with this type of repair with all the repairs carried out being 100% successful thanks to our highly skilled engineers.


We get asked this question a lot but what you have to bear in mind is the cost of a used or refurbished unit would be that you will be buying something of a similar age to your own device and along with that you are buying the same possible problem as the age of the original solder will probably fail sooner or later but with or repair service you're actually buying a brand new chip with higher quality or we use new solder so you may get another 5 years out of a device that is otherwise sound and works perfectly.

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Apple says the following models are no longer eligible for its

  • 15-inch, Early 2011
    • 15-inch, Late 2011
    • 17-inch, Early 2011
    • 17-inch, Late 2011

The following MacBook Pro models may remain eligible, so long as they were purchased less than four years ago:

  • Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012
  • Retina, 15 inch, Early 2013