If your MacBook Pro has symptoms of black screen, white screen, grey screen, horizontal or vertical lines on the screen or just stuck on the loading screen, you have a MacBook Pro graphics card issue.
MacBook Pro GPU failures are widespread issues on the MacBook Pro 2011 15 inch and the 17-inch models. We have developed a solution to solve the problems permanently. We will remove the poor quality AMD GPU and rewire the LCD screen directly to the Intel intergraded graphics chip. Since we rolled out this service in December 2016 when Apple ends the GPU recall program, we have done hundreds of units with no single return for a second repair, no firmware upgrade issues, no PRAM reset issues and no software compatibility issues. MacBook Pro graphics card issues on other models also can be repaired permanently with various solutions.
What causes the MacBook Pro graphics card failure?
Overheating! The GPU generates a lot of heat under heavy load. The cooling system is responsible for keeping the GPU at its proper operating temperature. If the cooling system partially or completely fails, the GPU will inevitably fail along with it.
What are my options now?
Replace the graphics chip. It is the temporary solution adopted by Apple in its faulty GPU recall program. The repaired MacBooks will fail again between 6-18 months due to the poor quality of the GPUs. We have a better and permanent fix so we do NOT recommend replacing the GPU. The costs of replacing the faulty GPU are $350 for MacBook Pro 2011 15-inch and $400 for MacBook Pro 2011 17-inch.
We remove the GPU and connect the LCD screen directly to the Intel integrated graphics chip. Your logic board will use the more reliable Intel graphics chip all the time. This is the best and permanent solution to fix the AMD problem of 2011 MacBook Pro. The repaired Mac laptop will run up to 20 degrees cooler, prolonging the life of your Mac computer. There are no noticed differences when you surf the internet, Skype, watch YouTube videos, watch DVD/Blu-ray high definition videos, and so on. However, you will not able to connect to an external monitor. Apple disabled the external graphics function of the Intel integrated graphics chip by design and restoring this function is a time-consuming and very expensive task. The costs of these services are $320 for MacBook Pro 2011 15-inch and $370 for MacBook Pro 2011 17-inch.
This option will only apply to the Macbook Pro 15 inch 2012-13 MacBook Pro Retina model A1398. The costs are $650 for MacBook Pro 15 inch 2012 and $700 for MacBook Pro 15 inch 2013. We also stock limited logic boards for MacBook Pro 15 inch 2015, please call us to check for availability.
The logic board of MacBook Pro 2011 15 inch can be upgraded to the 2012 model. The MacBook Pro 15" 2012 with a non-retina screen is equipped with a much more reliable Nvidia GPU. After basic modification, the logic board of the 2012 model can be fitted nicely in the case of the 2011 model. The cost of this service is $650. Unfortunately, there is no upgrade option for the MacBook Pro 17 inch 2011.
Where can I find independent customer reviews for your service?
We are very proud of our 5-star rating on Google Reviews and we always work hard to maintain the top rating by providing excellent services to every customer. Check out all our customers’ comments on Google Reviews.
After years of faultless use on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15 inch, I recently encountered a problem when I turned it on. The screen was reversed and the display looked like it was 'possessed'. I took my MacBook to our local Apple Store, only to be told by the Geek that the MacBook was vintage and there was no possibility of repair. They would however be happy to recycle it and were even happier to sell me another MacBook for around $5,000. Further research showed that there had been previous recalls for an inherent problem with the logic board. Even though I had paid for AppleCare, I was never advised that there was a fault that could have been rectified.I came across IT Tech Online while trying to find a way of repairing my computer. Their online article was an exact diagnosis of what I was experiencing with my MacBook.... read more
Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! Right from the first phone call, Frances helped inspire confidence that she could help. She quickly identified the problem, explained that she would replace Logic Board & do further upgrade. I wanted a new keyboard too. Frances’s costs were better than competitive. I felt incredibly happy I could salvage my special laptop - my little baby!! I’d especially be able to still use everything I loved about it before, like playing my Dvd library collection, still being able to connect it to a tv. Others had said I wouldn’t be able to do that anymore. Even though I live in Qld, Frances gave such brilliant postage instructions it was incredibly easy to post my 15” MacBook Pro. She kept me updated with text msgs & phone calls- when received, when fixed, when re-posted all up within a few working days! Exceptionally good service, as if she was... read more
I took my 2011 Macbook Pro laptop to be repaired by IT Tech - for the Apple acknowledged GPU issue. Frances was terrific in diagnosing the issue that required a fix for the GPU problem, as well as moving from a corrupted HDD to a new 1TB SSD. The repair was completed quickly, the files migrated across successfully to the new SSD and the machine is running better and faster than it ever has since new. The communication, diagnosis and speed of fix was first class and I am extremely happy with the end result. The Macbook Pro seems old in years...but with an i7 2.2 processor, 8gb of ram, and a new 1 tb SSD - the machine leaves many other more recent Apple laptops in it's dust for power and versatility. I would highly recommend IT Tech for any computer servicing needs. Thank you for your excellent work.
I had been driving past IT-Tech Online a few times and noticed their shop front signs saying, we can fix your Apple Mac. I have a 2011 MacBook Pro that was coffee damaged back in 2012. - It was apparently fixed... but this was the case. The laptop powered up but nothing happened after that. After a short email to IT-Tech Online, I had a call back from Frances confirming to bring my MacBook in and they would take a look. Frances informed me of what her team would do to try to repair my Mac. She was friendly, professional and gave me confidence in what was possible, also confirming costs. Frances kept me up to date as the repair process moved forward and I am thrilled with the outcome of a perfect working MacBook Pro. 5+ STARS for Frances and her team. If you need any work done on... read more
Frances & Carl did an amazing job repairing my 2011 Macbook Pro!This is the model that is renowned for having GPU (graphics chip problems) Apple had told me that this "Vintage" machine is too old & can't be repaired! Well Frances & Carl repaired it! They really know what makes these machines tick & were able to bypass the cancerous GPU using the perfectly capable Intel GPU on the logic board. It's great to have professionals working on it, as I've had too many people take my money previously & not fix the problems! Frances & Carl can get right down to the resistor and diode parts of the machines - not many people know how to do that anymore. Not to mention, I had the machine back within the day! Prices are very reasonable too! These machines are too good to just throw away, when some relatively inexpensive small... read more
I had a GPU fault on my Macbook Pro which made it shut down at odd times and finally it would not boot at all. I was very sad. I spoke to Frances on the phone, she walked me through the repair process and the price, everything was very clearly communicated. I posted my Macbook Pro to Frances that day, she fixed it and now I am writing this review on my amazingly resurrected Macbook 🙂 Now I am very happy again.
Thank you Frances, you are amazing
Are you an Apple authorised service provider?
No. Every time a faulty logic board is repaired, Apple loses an opportunity to sell you a new laptop. In this sense, we are indirectly a competitor to Apple by saving you money. Under Apple’s current repair policy, an authorised repairer is NOT allowed to repair the logic board, only allowed to replace it if a “refurbished" logic board is available from Apple. Since MacBook logic board repair is our specialty, we will not give up our specialty in order to become an authorised repairer. We are proud to be able to provide our specialist service for logic boards that the Apple genius bars, Apple authorised service providers, and most of the local computer stores cannot offer.
How long is the warranty?
All our work is covered by a 90-day return-to-base warranty.
What if I am not in Melbourne?
About half of our customers are outside Melbourne. You can post your MacBook to us and add $30 for return express postage.
Get your Mac repaired now, contact us along with your MacBook model and fault description. Our experienced staff will call you to discuss your options in details.