Hello, I am pretty sure I got the infamous GPU problem on my 2011 Early MBP. The machine hangs during boot. I am now able to boot into the machine, since I removed all ATI* and AMD* driver files from /System/Preferences. I take it as a sure hint that the GPU failure is the issue..... Before I take the machine into service, I'd like to remove the EFI password I put in. But in order to do that, I need to boot into Recovery, where the EFI Utility resides. And I do not know how ( if it is even possible ? ) to modify the Recovery Partition to remove the offending ATI/AMD drivers. Can the EFI utility be run outside of the Recovery Partition ? I Googled it, but found no place to download it... Thanks for any info. Paul.