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macbook pro 2011

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    Macbook Pro 2011 only launching in safe boot and install "a required download is missing"

    Hello all, I recently found this macbook piled up in my Dads garage and thought id take a look at it, there was no HDD, RAM or power supply. I have installed them my self, with a new SSD and 8GB of ram, upon booting it i noticed there was a graphical issue, so I've disabled the external GPU in...
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    Error!!! Could not find APFS system volume handle

    Hey guys, this ones a bit of a novel but I’d appreciate any help as I’ve spent all evening troubleshooting this and am lost. Model: Early 2011 MacBook Pro 15”, put in a SSD + 8GB RAM about 3 years ago. Also have taken the DVD Drive out, other than that it’s stock. Situation: Just bought...
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    2011 gpu fix with blank ssd Help

    Hello, I bought a ‘11 MacBook Pro with the gpu issue. There is an hdd with high Sierra installed in the device. I successfully managed to boot into the OS (by disabling the defective gpu in the terminal). The problem is there is of course a password required from the previous user. I bought a...
  4. cs.oyen

    MacBook Pro shutting down while booting

    Hi everyone, I'm facing an issue with a 2011 MacBook Pro (i5). This is something persistent, I can't define a exact time to happens but is a "normal" behavior. The problem I'm facing is basically this: Without any previous identified error or problem this Mac in one random occasion after...
  5. AphoticD

    MacBook Pro 13" 2011 - Repairing a Failed Backlight

    I have an early 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro which had a loose hinge, so about a month ago I decided to open it up to remove the display assembly, tighten the hinge screws and reassemble. While I was reassembling, the LVDS connector snapped back onto the logic board and something tiny on the board...
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    Macbook Pro 2011 issue

    Hi guys about a year ago I encountered the gpu issue that is found in 2011 mbp. I followed the steps that disables the amd chip and it worked, but now im facing a new issue. My mbp turns on but Screen is completely black, no backlight either. No chime. No keyboard backlight. SMC works but...
  7. parisinvest

    !!!ask help: macbook pro 2011 get slow after change fusion drive

    hello you all, i've recently upgraded my macbook pro 15 2011, it had a fusion drive sad 256go + 750Go worked fine, i've just changed disk to sad 128Go + 1To, i have pull out the old disk and put in the new ones, have had tried to rebuild the fusion drive with new disks, but each time errored...
  8. dosdude1

    Permanently Disable 2011 15"/17" MacBook Pro Dedicated GPU - gMux IC Bypass

    Recently, I figured out a very good solution to PERMANENTLY disable the dedicated AMD video card on a 2011 15"/17" MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2/8,3)! For those of you who don't know, MacBook Pros that utilize dynamic GPU switching between a dedicated GPU and integrated GPU use an IC known as the...
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    Moving from MBP Late 2008 to MBP 2011

    My trusty old A1286 MacBookPro5,1 Late 2008 15" MBP 2.53GHz is on its last legs and now fails to turn on. It had a good innings of nearly 10 years without issue. I have upgraded to an SSD drive and it was last running on El Capitan. I have the opportunity to acquire a free A1278 MacBookPro8,1...
  10. hazhayder

    Battery charging stucks at 99% for long time

    Hello, my macbook pro late 2011 13" charging stucks at 99% for almost an hour. What should i do ? Is there is a problem with charger or battery or should i replace one of them. Thanks in advance Also there is a notification for Service Battery
  11. hazhayder

    Please have a look at my macbook temprature & rpm

    Hello, i recently bought a macbook pro 13 inch 2011 late. I bought it for development purpose and i am worried about its temprature. Please have a look at the temperature of my macbook and suggest me is it ok ? or should i do something in order to prevent ruining my machine. As you can see the...
  12. beth.null

    Reseting PRAM. Mission: impossible.

    Hi! I have a early 2011 macbook pro with a failed AMD GPU and I'm trying to fix it following the instructions of that MacRumors thread. However I'm in a dead end trying to resetting the PRAM. I need it in order to reset the startup disk and make the laptop boot from OSX which has been...
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    MacBook Pro 2011 - Graphics Card Issue

    Hi Guys So I have had my MacBook Pro 2011 17 inch since 2011, in that time the computer has had 3 logic boards replaced by Apple due to the graphics card issue. The issue is back again and I am trying to get another replacement by Apple. The last time the Logic Board was replaced an Apple...
  14. AppleMacFinder

    Resolved Force 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 with failed AMD GPU to ALWAYS use Intel integrated GPU (EFI variable fix)

    If you don't have time to read my story (which also describes some interesting technical approaches) just scroll down this thread until a "100% WORKING SOLUTION" text Discrete AMD GPU of my 2011 MacBook Pro 8,2 has finally failed because of the reasons mentioned here (...
  15. D'oh Mac

    To Replace Or Not To Replace Apple's Dilemma

    Hi All, I have been having issues with my 2011 MacBook Pro since October 2016. (GPU boot up issue's) It's been into the local approved reseller three times, twice under consumer law (I didn't appreciate that legally I only needed to give them one attempt and they put me on a conveyor belt of...
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    Upgrading MBP 2011 without firmware password

    Was really hoping my first post would be a "HEY, I JUST DONE SOME GOOD STUFF TO MY MACBOOK PRO", but alas, it is instead a problem! (For TL;DR of this section, scroll down) I recently downgraded to upgrade; swapped my MacBook Pro 2014 for a delicious MacBook Pro Late 2011. I both sold and...
  17. niroshan

    Black screen before login for few seconds then login screen appear

    I just upgraded ram from 4GB to 8GB on my MacBook pro 2012 (macOS Sierra 10.12.2) . I now starting to see black screen before login screen for few seconds then login screen appear. Is it normal to have black screen for few seconds before login screen or did I do anything wrong during the...
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    Sound issue on macbook pro 2011 running Windows 10

    Hey, maybe someone can help me? I searched a lot and did not find solution. I found out that the sound problem is because of EFI boot. Tried couple of suggested solutions, like to install windows from CD instead of USB, so installation will be in legacy mode, but unfortunatelly I replaced DVD...
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    13inch MBP iris vs 15 MBP Radeon + Dual and Quad for my uses? Help?

    #1 Right now i am on a 2011 2.0ghz quad core i7 16gb ram and ssd. I was approved for 2000 apple credit and was gonna drop the extra 1500 and get the 15 inch but i kinda am liking the portability of the 13. How does the dual core i7 3.0 in the 13 inch compare to the quad core i7 in my 2011...
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    macOS Sierra on MacBook Pro (Early 2011)

    Hello everyone! I have a MacBook Pro 13 Inch (Early 2011) with an SSD hard drive and 16 GBs of Ram. I'm currently running OS X El Capitan and it runs very smoothly! I work with apps like Logic Pro X, Adobe, Kontakt, Sibelius etc... So I am wondering wether it would be a good idea to update to...