Mid 2010 MBP failed dGPU


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 25, 2006
London, UK
Is there anyway to disable the Nvidia dGPU?

Currently the MBP turns on and after a few minutes in OS X switches off, presumably because of overheating/to protect itself.

It's a shame if there's no way to disable it, as it would be useful as a backup.


macrumors 603
Apr 19, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Have you tried the software fix? Have you tried removing any dust that may be impeding air flow? Tried replacing thermal paste?

I replaced the c9560 capacitor on my Macbook and replaced the thermal too. The original paste was pretty dry.
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