Apple is no longer repairing 2011 MacBook Pro units under its “Video Issues” repair program.
Launched in February 2015, the program addressed faulty graphics processing units in a “small percentage” of 15- and 17-inch notebooks manufactured in 2011.
Apple agreed to repair affected MacBook Pro units that “may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts” free of charge after finally acknowledging the problem. It was prompted by a class-action lawsuit and a petition with over 40,000 signatures.
Users who were unlucky enough to get a faulty GPU found that their MacBook Pro suffered screen malfunctions, particularly when watching videos or using graphically intensive applications like Final Cut.
The repair program was supposed to end in December 2016, but Apple extended it to cover machines for four years from their original purchase date. It has now confirmed that units manufactured in early and late 2011 are no longer eligible.
15-inch Retina MacBook Pro machines manufactured in mid 2012 and early 2013 are still eligible, so long as they were purchased less than four years ago. You can contact Apple, see a Genius, or visit your local Authorized Service Provider to schedule a free fix.