MBPMid2010_GPUFix : Finally a fix for kernel panic of MacBook Pro 2010 !

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by julian-poidevin, May 4, 2017.

  1. thurston b macrumors newbie

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    Actually after testing this. I can say that it seems to work fine so far, except if there's an external monitor attached which causes it to crash within a couple of minutes.

    I installed gfxcardstatus, but it seems as if it won't let you only pick one card to stick with. It keeps switching, if you open FCPX say.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I found that an external monitor causes the crash too on Sierra.

    After replacing the capacitor, all was fine.
     
  3. julian-poidevin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I everyone, for an unknowed reason, email notification was disable for this thread, I didn't see all your posts.
    Great to see it saves people the cost of a MacBook Pro :).

    The application works great on High Sierra for me.

    For information, the patch does works if an external monitor is plugged, see details here : https://github.com/julian-poidevin/MBPMid2010_GPUFix/blob/master/FAQ.md#troubleshooting

    If I saved you the price of a mac, please consider paying me a beer by donating ;)
     
  4. thurston b macrumors newbie

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    HI everyone, unfortunately the problem for my macbook pro has gotten worse, and now any kind of strenuous activity causes it to switch off, not just FCPX now. I'll look into replacing the capacitor in the near future. Does anyone have a price they paid for having this done? Or a place you could recommend in the UK?
     
  5. auroralaptop macrumors newbie

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  6. Mail macrumors newbie

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    Hi Julian, Many thanks for this great piece of software! I installed it with ease and haven't had a crash yet!
     
  7. auroralaptop macrumors newbie

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    I experienced the kernel panic bug, but decided to change the capacitor first to see if it would resolve it.
     
  8. Luse macrumors newbie

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    @julian-poidevin I'm about to try it out, but just before that are you aware whether the fix is applicable to a 2012 15 with the NVidia 660? It's also occasionally kernel panicking/black screening
     
  9. julian-poidevin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry but the application won't let you patch if you don't have the correct macbook pro version. The kernel panic on the 2012 is caused by an other reason. Since I don't have a machine to test the software, I prefer not to let users modify their kernel with my patch.
     
  10. Luse macrumors newbie

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    OK, good to clarify with you before actually attempting and then posting stupid troubleshooting "why is this not working....".

    Thank you anyway for your contribution to the community!
     
  11. d3adm8n macrumors newbie

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    I tested this on my MacBook Pro 15" i5 Mid-2010 running High Sierra 10.13.2 that was randomly shutting down with a GPU panic. I was able to reproduce the the shutdown by running Cinebench's OpenGL test, this would near instantly kill the machine.

    I ran Cinebench again and played 1080p+ 60fps videos on YouTube after applying this fix... so far so good. Everything is running and no crashing. I've also tested an external monitor with no issues. Is this likely to continue or should I also go for a hardware fix?

    I also tested gfxCardStatus before this, but that was pretty bad. Certain apps can't run in Integrated mode and it will randomly switch modes when needed, thus causing a crash. And Cinebench was unable to start in Integrated mode. So this seems to be working much better.
     
  12. auroralaptop, Dec 21, 2017
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    auroralaptop macrumors newbie

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    I decided to approach my Macbook 15" 2010 kernel panic problem from a hardware standpoint by replacing the faulty capacitor which resolved my kernel issues, although some have successfully fixed it through software as well. No software modifications were necessary after replacing the faulty capacitor, so it's a matter of preference.
     
  13. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    --- Post Merged, Dec 27, 2017 ---
    Can anyone actually help me step-by-step?
    I don't want/can't afford a new computer & I'm having nothing but problems trying to so-called 'fixes'
    :(
     
  14. dkaleka macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Does the MBPMid2010-GPU-Fix-0.6.0.dmg solution work smoothly for High Sierra update?
    I'm wondering if I update it or not.

    Thank you,

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
    Version: 10.12.6 (16G1114)
     
  15. Gravydog316 macrumors 6502

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    Don't bother.
    It didn't work for me...
    I need someone to help, cause these 'solutions' don't work at all
     
  16. auroralaptop macrumors newbie

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    Contact me if you consider going the hardware fix route.
     
  17. Jldjs macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Jan 20, 2018 ---
    I’m new to this thread but I have this problem on my mid-2010 MBP which my son gave me a few years ago. The screen black, shutting down, etc. i’m Still using OS X 10.7.5 and see many in this thread are well beyond that so I ask will this “app” work on an older OS X. I’m not really experienced with using OS X as I primarily use win 7 with Bootcamp 3.1. So, will this solution work to solve these “panic” shutdowns in Bootcamp?
     
  18. Jldjs macrumors newbie

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    Can't get your app to run, must be doing something wrong but don't know what. I've tried both the dmg and zipped version of this app but neither will run. The zipped version errors with "MBPMid2010-GPU-Fix-0.6.0 quit unexpectedly.", and the dmg version errors with "...no mountable file system". I'm not very savvy with Macos, most a Win 7 user on Bootcamp. Can you help me getting your app to work on my MBP mid-2010 using Osx 10.7.5?
     
  19. zeristor macrumors newbie

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    I had this problem starting in February 2017, it got worse around September 2017, I think High Sierra may have done that, but since 10.13.2 it has become far more stable.

    Crashes seemed to be caused by software: opening Slack, Firefox developer updating in the background.

    I had read up about the dodgy capacitor for the Nvidia board, and had thought about getting it fixed, but it seems far, far better now.

    Finder, and Quicktime keep crashing when looking at videos, so that may be a new software bug.

    I aim to shut down at night, and it occasionally crashes during the day.

    This does seem to rule out the capacitor issue, I was prepared to disable the graphics card if possible, but that doesn't seem to have been the problem, it looks like it was a Sierra issue, and more so with High Sierra.

    However it looks like my MacBook 6.2, 2010 will be made obsolete soon, I doubt there'll be any official 10.14 for this...
     
  20. macboy99 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem, old mac on 10.10 actually with yosemite. You need to download gfxstatus 1.8.1. I've had that for a couple years now, computer doesn't restart anymore. https://gfxcardstatus.en.softonic.com/mac

    This old version of gfxstatus is the only thing that has worked for me, the new versions don't. When you download this, set the program to Intel Only. Bam--no more resets. I only use my old laptop for browsing and other basic functions, i think you may run into problems if youre trying to graphic intensive things, but even basic art programs function fine. It only messes up if you try to do crazy 3d work or something as far as i know. It's worked like a charm.
     
  21. SK-mbp2010 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, tried to install this and got:
    | Checking compatibility

    MBPModelVersion : MacBookPro6,2 ➔ Compatibility : OK ✓

    | Checking SIP Status

    SIP Disabled

    | Searching for AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext

    AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext found

    ********** Starting MBP GPU Fix **********

    Copying Info.plist file

    Previous Info.plist file removed

    Could not open Info.plist file

    ********************* MBP GPU Fix FAILED *********************


    gfxCardStatus was not running at the time.

    The previous version worked well but the latest gfx version keeps switching even after 'i' is selected, and then the mbp reboots. Seems to defeat the whole purpose of the fix.

    Thanks for any help or advice.
     
  22. macboy99 macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, are you using gfx 1.8.1? That is the old version, and the only one that works. The latest version of gfx doesn't do squat to fix this problem.
     
  23. SK-mbp2010 macrumors newbie

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    No I made the mistake of upgrading to gfx latest 2.3 version and then never was able to find the link to the older version.
    Just downloaded 1.8.1 and so happy to see the 'n' option again! I guess problem solved.
    Was hoping the kernel fix would be more efficient but that doesn't seem to work.
    Thanks for advice.
     
  24. macboy99 macrumors newbie

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    No worries, i've been using that fix for a couple years now so i can say with surety that it's worked all this time without any problems.
     
  25. kikosantana2010 macrumors newbie

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    First of all, thank you very much. I did the procedure however he still introduces the kernel. I'm at the Mavericks. Can you tell me if I can do anything yet?
     

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