We bought a used MacBook Pro last year. 3.1 A1229 with the 8600M GT video chip, 256 Meg Memory.
We were not aware of the video chip problem but after using it for Pro Tools for a couple months, the video died.
A couple of months ago I found a vendor on Ebay that offers repair service for MacBook. They use a re-flow machine and offer to replace the chipset, not just re-flow it. When they returned it to us I found that the video chip they installed is an
8600M GT with 128 Meg Memory. The revision ID is 0x00a1 Rom Version 3175.
Some searching on the web turned up posts from 2008 with this same ID numbers. My question is :
Did the 128 Meg Version have the same overheating failures as the 256 Meg Version?
The Vendors add on Ebay said they would replace the chipset with the newest version. That doesn't look like thats
what this is?s
I tried to find the dates that these video chips were manufactured but no luck.