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It is likely a solder joint gone bad between the GPU and the board due to more ecologically friendly but more brittle non-lead solder. You can either take the computer to an Apple store and consider the cost of having the motherboard replaced (roughly $600) if it's no longer under warranty, or search for local technicians who are familiar with "reballing" the GPU (which shouldn't cost more than $200US). Be aware that a replaced motherboard may just be a swapout from another MBP manufactured under the same conditions. Read this article for more information. Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple Over 2011 MacBook Pro Graphics...

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This is very likely due to a problem with your video card, you can use Apple's Hardware Test to make sure though. You can find detailed instructions on how to use AHT here. If it is found to be, in fact, the video card; you may want to replace it. Find the exact specs of your specific Macbook (perhaps on the Apple website), find the exact model of your card and buy it from the manufacturer or a place like newegg, it should not be too difficult to replace.

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