2011 MBP logic board died

IrQ22

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Hi,

logic board on 2011 MB died again.

any way to connect mac mini to pull files?

thanks
 

mroy16

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It's not that difficult to remove the drive and place it an an external enclosure. Just check the iFixit guide for replacing the drive in your laptop.
 
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IrQ22

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Oct 15, 2016
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thanks

the MBP was on, shut and upside down, fans started up and this thing got hot just sitting there. turned it off and restarted, now its working.

this is my 2nd logic board, I used to cook the old one to get machine to work, and it worked about 10 times.

pulling all files now, dont expect this to run too much longer.
[doublepost=1562531431][/doublepost]is there an easy way to turn off the bad video card and use a lower performance one? (thought i read the Radeon was the issue and it could be bypassed).
 

mroy16

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There are a number of huge threads on this forum about doing that. It's not particularly easy.
 

MagicBoy

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Will that work when then the other Mac is dead?
OP didn't say it was dead dead. I'm taking that to mean it's mostly dead. If the dGPU fails they usually turn on but can't fully load OS X.

The hotkey for TDM worked on my 2011 when various logic boards experienced GPU death.