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techiesteve

 
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Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 15" 2.8 GHz, MacBook 2.16 GHz, iPhone 5

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Re a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), suffering from intermittent black screen or loss of video. It can develop a kernel panic prior to failure. If Apple's video system test (VST) is run by an AASP or Genius Bar and indicates a failed part, it's likely to be replaced at no charge. Affected computers were manufactured between April 2010 and February 2011. This is not due to the logic board being unable to accept an OS update as in the post quoted below, but due to a video related issue.

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Originally Posted by antonino31 View Post
Take your MBP 2010 to an Apple Service store or service center and have them check the logic board. Leave OS X Mountain Lion on the machine.

If it fails it usually is a free Apple logic board replacement.

Don't give up if it "passes" the test. If the Book was manufactured After April 2010 it may need an upgraded logic board that can handle OS X upgrades.

Sometimes Apple hardware cannot keep up with maajor OS X upgrades so logic boards, in this case, need to be upgraded. My opinion, BTW..

Steve Bell
UK
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