Check out the specs here: Apple will be covering the cost of the replacement for 3 years, regardless of warranty, though as is the case with most programs of this nature they are only replacing failed video cards. I then let the card cool down for about 30 minutes. I decided to give another bake attempt a go. Hopefully the baking experiment will keep the video card going for a while. The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. If this is running too hot, what can be done about it?

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Judging by rxdeon overall temps of the machine, I can definitely see that the repair helped. Tech Specs Unit was tested and is in excellent working condition.

I actually ruined and put my back together without it and it seems ok so far. Worked like a charm!! In any case, for affected iMac owners 9to5Mac has the full details of the replacement programincluding the models and serial numbers ati radeon hd 6970m. SPECviewperf 11 – Lightwave x It seems like it would block the path of airflow from the fan below to the heartsink for the gpu? My machine has been sitting at a third party repair center for 8 months. Item is used but was pulled from a perfectly working unit.


Hopefully the baking experiment will keep the video card going for a while. The iMac has been powered on for exactly 1 week now with ati radeon hd 6970m issues!

Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for Radeon HD 6970M Equipped Mid-2011 27” iMacs

I would be willing to work some sort of deal to hire you to help me fix my ailing machine. I decided to give another bake attempt a go.

There is a small, square, foam gasket that surrounds the housing of the GPU chip itself. With the latter two, the M can also be used for general computations such as transcoding videos. What did you end up deciding to do? The card and atl fans work perfectly. I have proceeded Through the steps and am now ready to reassemble.

iMac (inch, Mid ) AMD Radeon HD M 1GB card revived by baking! – iFixit

Do you remember how thick the thermal pads were? The computer is primarily used for day-to-day tasks email, web, etc.

I have the same iMac and GPU. Just put the usb plug before torque those screws on MB. Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date.


The foam is not stuck to the board. Only the heatsink, no video card! Does anybody know the science behind this trick? For gamers, this rsdeon that the Radeon HD M is able to fluently display all most modern games ati radeon hd 6970m high detail settings. I never hear them even in the slightest?

AMD Radeon HD 6970M

So far so good. I have two available. I measured each sensor disconnected and got roughly 5. On the sensor wires, I used the spudger to push the pins further into the connector, after they were ati radeon hd 6970m. Seems like the plastic parts would melt at some point.

Take a picture of where the old thermal pads were before you clean them off. I disassembled the iMac completely again, and removed the logic board.