I know that this is an older thread, but, I thought I’d post and see if I can get a bit of advice still. I have one of the dreaded MBPs with the nVidia chip problem. This particular MBP I’d almost classify as “mint” condition, as I’ve used it very little before the chip failed. Anyway, I pulled the logic board, cleaned up what little thermal paste that was there, reapplied, and reassembled. It worked only briefly after that, so I just gave up and put it away.
Recently, I’ve been rethinking trying again, this time with a “new” board if I can find one. Nothing to lose, really. But, I’m not sure if I’m just wasting my time.
Does anyone know if the last incarnations of this board fixed the GPU problem? If I could find one for a decent, fair price, is there any way to know if it’s the “newest” final version of the board?
Just looking for any help I can get. As it is, I have a nearly new, older MBP that’s basically a paperweight. Apple was zero help, even though it was barely used.