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Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 13, 2020 02:24PM
This picture is not my MBP but the screen depicts what I am seeing. It is stuck on and endless reboot cycle.

It had the motherboard replaced years ago for the video card recall. I am in the dumps right now due to sentimental value. I really liked this MBP. It has served me well and helped me through a lot of projects.

I am able to access the data off the hard drive via FW800 in target disk mode.

My research so far shows Apple is no longer repairing these. I know these things don't last forever but I was hoping it would go until I saw a more definitive picture of what Apple Silicon laptops would perform.





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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 13, 2020 02:29PM
Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 13, 2020 02:52PM
Mine is still functioning normally. Fingers crossed.



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 13, 2020 03:54PM
Can’t you switch it to use the other GPU? Skylane did it successfully and a similar model. You could always try baking the logic board too.

What model year is it?
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 13, 2020 03:56PM
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p8712
Can’t you switch it to use the other GPU? Skylane did it successfully and a similar model. You could always try baking the logic board too.

What model year is it?


2.5ghz quad 2011

Other GPU, baking? Not sure what that all means.



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 13, 2020 04:00PM
Disabling

As for baking, do a little googling on MacBook Pro logic board baking. You literally take the board out and bake it in the oven as a poor man’s way to re-ball the gpu. Usually done on earlier models in yours, but it may work.
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: p8712
Date: August 13, 2020 04:01PM
ripped us off from dosdude1


- First, ensure your machine is completely shut down (You can press Control + Option + Shift + Power keys to reset the SMC).

- Now, boot your machine while holding the Command + S keys. As the system boots, it should display white text on a black screen, and should eventually stop at a prompt.

- At this prompt, enter the following command and press Return: nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-6815686e30f9:gpu-power-prefs=%01%00%00%00

- Next, enter reboot, and press Return.

- Immediately after running the reboot command, hold down Command + R (if you're running OS X 10.11 or later) to boot into Recovery Mode. If you don't have a Recovery Partition, you can boot from a Mac OS installer USB drive.

- Once booted in Recovery Mode, open Terminal, and run the following command: csrutil disable

- Reboot the system.

- Once the system reboots, it should now successfully boot into your install of OS X. Now, you'll need to download the program found here.

- Run the program, follow the prompts, and enter your password when prompted.

- Once the tool finishes running, your system should now run without the dedicated graphics, and should work completely normally
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 13, 2020 04:41PM
Yes, you can disable the ATI video in these 2011s and continue with the Intel 3000 iGPU!
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: August 13, 2020 04:47PM
Thanks for the suggestions. This looks like something that requires a bit more attention span than Have for only a few hours of sleep. Will try tomorrow after a good night's rest.

I rarely get into the line code. I had no password and the few times I have the terminal didn't appreciate that I didn't put in a system password.



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 13, 2020 05:45PM
Bummer. My greatest wish for Apple hardware is a 17" MBP again. And a mini MP tower or a mac mini pro.



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 13, 2020 06:30PM
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Racer X
Bummer. My greatest wish for Apple hardware is a 17" MBP again. And a mini MP tower or a mac mini pro.

The new 16" is the natural grandchild of the Lapzilla. Give it a try.
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 13, 2020 09:17PM
....that's what she said........!!!



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 14, 2020 09:53AM
"My greatest wish for Apple hardware is a 17" MBP again."


I agree. The "Late" 2011, 17" MacBook Pro was, in my opinion, the second best laptop that Apple ever released (the Pismo was the best). I do NOT see myself wasting $2000+++ on a 16" MBP that would require a box of dongles to be truly useful.


Apple, accept reality; there will NEVER be "universal, high speed, affordable WiFi."
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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 14, 2020 05:08PM
....fried.....green....tomatoes.....???



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Re: Sad Face. I think video card on my MBP 17" is fried
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: September 07, 2020 12:55AM
pRICE cUBE

Take look at these threads:

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I still use my modified 2011 with great success...
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