20 kernel panics so far today

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ajdb9, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. ajdb9 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    Hi guys.

    Early 2011 MBP. No recent history of issues, and no recent updates or changes.

    Attached is a screenshot of one of the panic reports.

    Does anyone have any ideas on What might be causing this?

    Thank you!


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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    The kernel panic mentions the GPU. It could well be graphics failure as yours has a repair program: https://www.apple.com/uk/support/macbookpro-videoissues/

    Additionally, you might as well verify the HDD is OK by quickly checking the SMART data. Should just take a minute to check: https://cloudfront.volitans-software.com/smartutility322.zip

    You can also restart the machine with 'reopen windows when logging back in' unticked, on the off chance there's a background process reopening that's causing the issue (highly unlikely, but a good habit to restart with this unticked anyway).

    Do you have an Apple Store local to you?
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Highly likely that it is the GPU, as it is normal to fail for that model. Go get it fixed for free at an Apple service center.
  4. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
    My 2012 rMP was getting the same a few months ago, Apple replaced the mainboard FOC (AppleCare had expired). Been running fine ever since.
  5. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009

    Get yourself and the MacBook to a brick-n-mortar Apple store without delay.

    There is a FREE motherboard replacement program for 2011 MacBook Pros with GPU problems.

    But DON'T WAIT and hem and haw about it. Just do it!
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The dGPU, as mentioned, Apple has a repair program for this, though I believe its expiring at the end of the year, so get it fixed to keep you going for a while but definitely consider getting a new computer
  8. tom438 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    I'm going to agree with it being the GPU. The dGPU on my late 2011 MBP failed recently and had the logic board replaced under their quality assurance program which I believe covers you for 5 years from the date of purchase for that particular fault.

    Anyway, after the first repair I started having similar issues to you. Kernel panics, random restarts or just locking up completely. Took it to Apple yesterday and they said thats what it is, so off for another Logic board.

    Edit: Sorry as pointed out it is covered till the end of this year.
  9. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Yep, I'm quite sure that its the GPU. AppleMuxControl is the driver controlling the hardware switch between the two GPUs on your machine.

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