If you bought a 2011 MacBook Pro and you were experiencing video issues, know that Apple had a repair program running that would address the issue for you. However that program has since come to an end for the 2011 models, according to Apple. This applies to both the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models.
However the good news is that the Retina mid-2012 and early-2013 15-inch MacBook Pros are still eligible for the repair program, so if you are using those models then you should still be covered for now. There was no explanation given for the removal of the 2011 models, but given that it has been 6 years since the laptops were released, we guess it would be a bit unreasonable to expect Apple to keep them covered forever.
For those unfamiliar with this repair program, basically there were a small set of MacBook Pro models that were experiencing video glitches due to faulty GPUs inside their laptops. However it seems that it might have affected more users than expected as a class-action lawsuit was filed against Apple several years ago, with an online petition managing to rack up over 40,000 signatures.
Like we said, customers with the mid-2012 and early-2013 models are still covered for now and if you are experiencing glitches, then you’ll want to get in touch with Apple ASAP and schedule an appointment.