MacBook Pro Mid 2010 15'' Crashing, Assistance Please!

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  1. jthzp9 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2016
    Need some assistance with my Macbook Pro 15'' Mid 2010. The computer has a nasty habit that has developed out of the blue where it shuts down and restarts whether it is running off of power supply or battery supply. It occurs more often when running off of just battery supply, even with the charge at full.


    This is the most recent crash report that my computer produced after a crash:

    Anonymous UUID: ADC82AF3-4404-763E-D553-F96ABD815C1B

    Sun Dec 4 10:43:04 2016

    *** Panic Report ***

    panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f8ee17bd5): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 3 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff9128e2e000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4\n"@/Library/Caches/

    Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff9117b1b0a0 : 0xffffff800bcdab52

    0xffffff9117b1b120 : 0xffffff7f8ee17bd5

    0xffffff9117b1b200 : 0xffffff7f8c984fa4

    0xffffff9117b1b2c0 : 0xffffff7f8ca51add

    0xffffff9117b1b300 : 0xffffff7f8ca51b48

    0xffffff9117b1b380 : 0xffffff7f8ccd6a23

    0xffffff9117b1b4f0 : 0xffffff7f8ca75b79

    0xffffff9117b1b510 : 0xffffff7f8c98bcfd

    0xffffff9117b1b5c0 : 0xffffff7f8c989690

    0xffffff9117b1b7c0 : 0xffffff7f8c98a76f

    0xffffff9117b1b8a0 : 0xffffff7f8e2fd0ea

    0xffffff9117b1b8e0 : 0xffffff7f8e30caa3

    0xffffff9117b1b900 : 0xffffff7f8e33b3ea

    0xffffff9117b1b940 : 0xffffff7f8e33b449

    0xffffff9117b1b980 : 0xffffff7f8e312642

    0xffffff9117b1b9d0 : 0xffffff7f8e2de08a

    0xffffff9117b1ba70 : 0xffffff7f8e2d9f2d

    0xffffff9117b1baa0 : 0xffffff7f8e2d7ac9

    0xffffff9117b1bae0 : 0xffffff800c2e0727

    0xffffff9117b1bb80 : 0xffffff800c2e2ef8

    0xffffff9117b1bbe0 : 0xffffff800c2e0037

    0xffffff9117b1bd20 : 0xffffff800bd97f90

    0xffffff9117b1be30 : 0xffffff800bcdf2c3

    0xffffff9117b1be60 : 0xffffff800bcc28f8

    0xffffff9117b1bea0 : 0xffffff800bcd26a5

    0xffffff9117b1bf10 : 0xffffff800bdb8eca

    0xffffff9117b1bfb0 : 0xffffff800bdecd86

    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[154B0440-E3AE-3639-AB05-C7C4D03384C2]@0xffffff7f8ee09000->0xffffff7f8ee1cfff















    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:


    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 15.6.0: Thu Sep 1 15:01:16 PDT 2016; root:xnu-3248.60.11~2/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: FD33DB7B-CF7A-3AD5-AF00-23EA2D35FEFA

    Kernel slide: 0x000000000ba00000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff800bc00000

    __HIB text base: 0xffffff800bb00000

    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 3207818520059

    last loaded kext at 8855265545: 1.70 (addr 0xffffff7f8e5b3000, size 32768)

    last unloaded kext at 134699325628: 1.0.1 (addr 0xffffff7f8d269000, size 126976)

    loaded kexts: 1.70 3.0 1.9.5d0 110.22.0 1 124 274.12 1 1.0.1 3.6.1 274.12 4.4.6f1 10.0.0 10.0.0 7.0.0 1 1.0.0 1.2.13 4.4.6f1 4.0.0 208 3.1 3.12.9 1.0.0 10.0.0 3.0.4d1 245.4 3.7.1 245.4 1.0.0d1 1.0.0 38 327.6 3.7.7 800.20.24 2.8.5 10.2.0 5.5.4 3.1.8 1.0.1 161.0.0 2.0 4.0 1.8 2.1 4.0 1.7 218.0.0 163 3 8 218.0.0 1.0 3.12.9 108.2.3 274.12 525 11 10.0.0 10.0.0 1 4.4.6f1 4.4.6f1 1.0.14d1 2.2.6 1.0.14d1 1.0.0 1.1.0 3.12.9 1.0.0 6.0.0d7 274.12 274.12 204.4 1.2.0 2.4.1 2.4.1 3.1.9 3.7.7 1.0.0 250.5 517.50.1 900.4.1 5.0.0 5.0.0 1.0.1 1.0.1 3.7.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.6.2 3.7.7 1.0.3b3 1110.26 1.0.1b8 3.2 1.0.4 4.6.1 2.8.1 900.4.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 2.0 2.0 2.0.0 1.1 300.0 1.0.0d1 2 1.0.5 1.0 417.4 2.1 31 28.30 4.0 2.9 1.4 1 1 1.0

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B11, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.53 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f16

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 256 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x859B, 0x435434473353313036374D2E433136464B00

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x859B, 0x435434473353313036374D2E433136464B00

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.4.6f1 17910, 3 services, 27 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB, 256.06 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-898

    USB Device: USB 2.0 Bus

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: IR Receiver

    USB Device: Built-in iSight

    USB Device: USB 2.0 Bus

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: Card Reader

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    Thunderbolt Bus:


    The sequence of events that most often occurs is the computer will crash without warning. It will attempt to boot. Makes it to the login grey screen. Crashes again... and then will allow me to put in my password and restart.

    Mac Specs:

    Macbook Pro 15'' Mid 2010.

    OS X El Capitan V. 10.11.6

    Processor: 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5

    Memory: 8 Gb 1067 MHz DDR3

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB

    Computer background:

    I am the original owner

    No drops or fluid spills.

    I replaced the hard drive with a SSD samsung 250 gb last christmas.

    I also replaced the original ram (4) with 8.

    The computer recently started having problems approximately 2 months ago.

    I have since reformatted the computer, and the problems persist.

    I have downloaded Coconut battery which gives the following stats:

    Design Capacity: 7200 mAh

    Cycle Count: 283

    OS X Battery Status: Good

    Battery Temp: 35.5 C

    Charing with 21.02 Watts

    (While plugged into power adapter)

    According to TG Pro:

    Battery sensor 1 & 2: 31 & 30 C

    Battery Sensor Max: 36 C

    Heatpipe Outgoing Air: 36 C

    Left Heatsink Proximity 48 C

    Platform Controller Hub Die 59 C

    Right Heat sink Proximity: 48 C

    Memory Controller: 59 C

    Palm Rest Proximity 32 C

    DC In Proximity: 55 C

    Need some help with where to start. I've never encountered this problem before, and not sure what action to take next. I've read several articles talking about overheating issues, logic board issues and other such problems, but not sure if these actually apply to my situation.

    The temperature does not seem likely, as the computer does not seem very warm via touch or when utilizing TG Pro or Coconut Battery.

    I'm unfamiliar with the logic board issues.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Thank you for your time and help in advance!
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    The NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M is caused a GPU panic. It is a known problem and Apple had a repair program that has expired. The normal fix was to replace the logic board (the GPU is soldered on the board), which will cost more than it is worth investing in a 6 year old MBP that could also develop the same problem on the replacement logic board.
  3. jthzp9 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2016

    Any suggestions then?

    It seems like several editions and years of macbook pro products have had issues...

    I would consider switching to a windows comp, however, I record music via Logic Pro and don't want to have to completely abandon that software...

    Any tried and true MacBook Pro versions out there?
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    Maybe make a appointment at a Apple Store and have them run their tests to see what they say. They could also give you an idea of repair costs. Have a good data backup plan the GPU could fail to the point where you can not start the MBP. Without a good backup your data would not be accessible unless you removed the internal disk and placed it in an external enclosure or got the MBP repaired.

    At this time the late 2013 - 2015 MBPs seem pretty good. Avoid getting a dGPU, if possible, and just stick with the iGPU to avoid the heat issues caused by the dGPU.
  5. --ld--, Dec 5, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016

    --ld-- macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2016
    There is a thread on the forum about this specific problem:

    In summary there are 2 ways of fixing the problem:
    1. Hardware fix by replacing a capacitor on the logic board
    2. Modifying a kext file to make the dGPU run in low power mode

    I have the same problem with kernel panics and tried the software fix. It helps if i do not plug in an external monitor, but when I do I still have kernel panics now and then...

    So I guess the only real solution for the issue is to replace the capacitor...
  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    OP wrote:
    "It seems like several editions and years of macbook pro products have had issues..."

    In most cases, those "issues" were because of the dedicated GPUs.

    If you want more reliability over the long-term, get one that DOES NOT have a dedicated GPU...
  7. julian-poidevin macrumors member


    May 2, 2017
  8. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2010
    Yes! Send it off to "CODE2424" on eBay. You'll save a bundle. They do good work.

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