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Thu 15 Oct 2009

MacBook Pro crashed - it's Nvidia's fault!

Category : Commentary/MBPandNvidia.txt

My MacBook Pro crashed. I couldn't wake it up from sleep. All I get is a black screen. I powered it off and rebooted. Still the same. It gets progressively worse with each try until I don't even get the startup chime.

Fearing the worse - a logic board replacement without AppleCare coverage - I sent it in for servicing. Turns out, happily, it's a known problem.

There's a MacBook Pro recall program going on due to faulty Nvidia chips.

What luck! My MBP fell into the range of products covered by the recall, so I got a free logic board replacement. But I couldn't work for a couple of days. Couldn't release Maven for Snow Leopard as I had planned. Will do it now.

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