Up until recently the company did not show any sign it was even considering replacing at least any of affected the 2011 Macbook Pro models. In fact they made even more money by offering the solution of having the whole logic board replaced on the customer’s own money. In late 2014 a lawsuit was brought against Apple in regards to this problem. Customers attacking Apple have offered proof that they purchased in 2011 defective MacBook Pro laptops which had problems with their graphics card. All they wanted was that Apple would be forced to pay for the repair. Last month, back in January, Apple had the lawsuit dismissed.
When all seemed to be lost for many customers who had the bad luck to end up with a defective product things quickly turned for the better as Apple seems to have had a change of heart. The company has finally stepped up and announced it would repair or replace if needed the affected products free of charge. The affected models exhibit unexpected system restarts, distorted or no video at all. The affected models are:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Early 2013)
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011)
The free repair program has already began in the US and Canada and will last until February 27. Starting with this date the free repair program will then begin for the rest of the world. People who are affected by this should go to their nearest official Apple Store and get their free repair.