Two weeks ago, I had the unthinkable happen… my wonderful, perfect, Macbook Pro died on me the moment I needed it most. I was working along, and *poof*, the screen went black and the computer would not start at all. Uh-oh… I have one of the 2011 MacBook Pros that have the AMD graphics cards, and it seems like I got bit with the GPU Issue. Fortunately, Apple has instituted a repair policy for this issue. Once I was able to schedule a genius appointment, the computer was fixed in 3 days flat, at no charge! Woo-hoo!
I did run into a couple of concerns, though… One, the genius appointments are rather hard to come by. On a Monday evening, I checked three Apple stores near me. There was only ONE!?! available appoint before Saturday. REALLY?????? Three Apple stores and only ONE available Mac appointment over a 4 day period of time???? Of course, I signed up for it 🙂
The other issue, which I should have expected, was that everything that uses the CPU ID as a key was totally hosed. I had to reauthorize several programs, and clean up a bit of a mess with my iCloud account. Nothing earth shattering, but definitely a pain in the rear….
Oh well, all’s well that ends well. My computer is back and working perfectly. I even managed to fix a couple of long standing issues that I’ve had with the computer.