MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 Screen Scrambles in Chrome When Waking from Sleep

Two issues:

1.  The past couple days applications are extremely slow to open and sometimes don't open.  Can't force quit and a restart does not fix the issue.

2.  Sometimes when the lid is closed and Chrome is left open, parts of the Chrome window will be scrambled.  See Pic.  Close Chrome and reopen fixes the issue.

The system is running 10.6.8.  Hard drive passes disk utility checks.  Hard drive passes Crystal Disk Info test when attached to another system.  Time Machine backup works with no problems.
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1namylnAsked:
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strungCommented:
Sounds like the infamous  2011 MacBook Pro video card problem. You may have a warranty extension available to you: https://www.apple.com/ca/support/macbookpro-videoissues/

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1namylnAuthor Commented:
I agree.  Checking the above link states the system has no warranty left and no mention of anything extended.  Also the page list 15" - 17".  This system is 13".
strungCommented:
You are right that the repair program applies only to 15" and 17" MBP's, but since it says "The program covers affected MacBook Pro models until February 27, 2016 or three years from its original date of sale, whichever provides longer coverage for you." the repair program would still apply if this were not a 13".

This repair program is only a few months old and there are similar complaints about the 13", so it is possible that the program will be extended to the 13" at some point.

In the meantime, it would be worth your while to read through this page:  http://mbp2011.org
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strungCommented:
You could try running the Apple hardware test:  https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201257
Bodhi NadlerLead Mac DaddyCommented:
My first thought was that this falls into the silent recall program.  I don't know if they cover the 13" versions, but I have brought in at least 3 or 4 15" or 17" MBPs from 2011 and they all were repaired for free by Apple.
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