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MBP Graphic Chip Failing

My MBP has gone crazy, how can i know if it is related to the recent MBP Graphics Chips Failing?

What are the symptoms of this failure?


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Flickering screen, solid horizontal or diagonal lines of light, start up but no screen. Connect another display to the DVI port, if you get a signal, the display is toast, if not- the GPU is. APPLECARE?

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