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    What are the differences between a logic board problem and an nvidia chip problem?
    as the tittle said...
    My cousin's mbp santa rosa has a gray screen on bootup suddenly. He took it too the Apple store, and they quickly said it was a logic board problem. The problem is that online complaints have seen the same screen with the problem being related to the nvidia chip...which is known to be defective. He was quoted at 1400 canadian to get it fixed...is that a joke? Is there something specific to look for so that you can differentiate between a logic board problem and the nvidia graphics?
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    Well technically the nvida chip is on the logic board...so it's a "logic board problem."

    That's some crazy quote.
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    As Crimson has stated, the nVidia chipset is integrated within (surface mounted) to the logic board. In order to change it, the entire board is replaced. Unless your cousin's machine falls under the special extended warranty for certain MBP machines with the nVidia chipset, it's a very expensive repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Well technically the nvida chip is on the logic board...so it's a "logic board problem."

    That's some crazy quote.
    I figured that much...

    How would one know if it was really related to one or the other? What is there to look for to see if the problem is caused from the nvidia chip? Because his mbp is one of the models with the nvidia claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    which is known to be defective. He was quoted at 1400 canadian to get it fixed...is that a joke?
    There is a new MBP right there
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