Random restarts (Kernel Panic)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NiclasFacius, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. NiclasFacius macrumors newbie


    Feb 12, 2016

    I'm starting to get frustrated with these random restarts my MBP 15" (mid 2010) does. I am on Yosemite, have installed an SSD a few years back, and upgraded my rams from 4 to 8 about a year ago. I've had these random restarts for some months now.

    As I've read it could be a software that is outdated and causing this? I can't seem to figure out which app this is. This also happens with only native Apple Apps open (ex. Safari and mail). Sometimes it doesn't happen for a day or two, and then other days it happens like 5-7 times on one day. Any ideas?

    Here is the crash report I get, when my computer is on again after a crash:

    *** Panic Report ***

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f8e251c1b): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 5 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff8128275000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.10.25/src/AppleMuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff8114d12800 : 0xffffff800b52ad21

    0xffffff8114d12880 : 0xffffff7f8e251c1b

    0xffffff8114d12960 : 0xffffff7f8c0c2b9f

    0xffffff8114d12a20 : 0xffffff7f8c18c18e

    0xffffff8114d12a60 : 0xffffff7f8c18c1fe

    0xffffff8114d12ad0 : 0xffffff7f8c40b056

    0xffffff8114d12c00 : 0xffffff7f8c1af82d

    0xffffff8114d12c20 : 0xffffff7f8c0c95f1

    0xffffff8114d12cd0 : 0xffffff7f8c0c70fc

    0xffffff8114d12ed0 : 0xffffff7f8c0c8a4b

    0xffffff8114d12fa0 : 0xffffff7f8d783b37

    0xffffff8114d13070 : 0xffffff7f8d78116a

    0xffffff8114d13090 : 0xffffff7f8d7828a6

    0xffffff8114d131c0 : 0xffffff7f8d78100a

    0xffffff8114d13220 : 0xffffff7f8d780bad

    0xffffff8114d132d0 : 0xffffff7f8d7b4b77

    0xffffff8114d13510 : 0xffffff7f8d7ae330

    0xffffff8114d13670 : 0xffffff7f8d7afee4

    0xffffff8114d136b0 : 0xffffff7f8d7af88c

    0xffffff8114d13740 : 0xffffff7f8d797547

    0xffffff8114d137a0 : 0xffffff7f8d797e53

    0xffffff8114d137f0 : 0xffffff7f8d79827f

    0xffffff8114d13860 : 0xffffff7f8d798a11

    0xffffff8114d138a0 : 0xffffff7f8d7640f5

    0xffffff8114d13a20 : 0xffffff7f8d7953c1

    0xffffff8114d13ae0 : 0xffffff7f8d762c15

    0xffffff8114d13b30 : 0xffffff800bafff36

    0xffffff8114d13b60 : 0xffffff800bb0165b

    0xffffff8114d13bc0 : 0xffffff800bafede3

    0xffffff8114d13d00 : 0xffffff800b5e1307

    0xffffff8114d13e10 : 0xffffff800b52ef8c

    0xffffff8114d13e40 : 0xffffff800b5139f3

    0xffffff8114d13e90 : 0xffffff800b52429d

    0xffffff8114d13f10 : 0xffffff800b60231a

    0xffffff8114d13fb0 : 0xffffff800b6344c6

    Kernel Extensions in backtrace:


    dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl(3.10.25)[3DC2F93F-5197-3B16-8975-0142E7A0474B]@0xffffff7f8e23b000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[70E2B65E-A91A-3522-A1A0-79FD63EABB4C]@0xffffff7f8bfa9000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[05578B0B-C99C-3A87-9F3E-B4746D19CEF4]@0xffffff7f8bd24000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[8922721D-5517-3883-BD3A-57422D0244A0]@0xffffff7f8c01b000

    dependency: com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert(1.1.0)[65E3187E-949B-36E9-BA33-1B13ABB0581A]@0xffffff7f8e23e000


    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[05578B0B-C99C-3A87-9F3E-B4746D19CEF4]@0xffffff7f8bd24000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[7372D580-6DDE-3457-B043-49B8447FC9D2]@0xffffff7f8c062000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[8922721D-5517-3883-BD3A-57422D0244A0]@0xffffff7f8c01b000


    dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(10.0.0)[796AE430-39FB-3255-8161-D52AFA28EE2B]@0xffffff7f8c072000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[05578B0B-C99C-3A87-9F3E-B4746D19CEF4]@0xffffff7f8bd24000


    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[05578B0B-C99C-3A87-9F3E-B4746D19CEF4]@0xffffff7f8bd24000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[7372D580-6DDE-3457-B043-49B8447FC9D2]@0xffffff7f8c062000

    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[8922721D-5517-3883-BD3A-57422D0244A0]@0xffffff7f8c01b000

    dependency: com.apple.nvidia.classic.NVDAResmanTesla(10.0.0)[796AE430-39FB-3255-8161-D52AFA28EE2B]@0xffffff7f8c072000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:


    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 14.5.0: Tue Sep 1 21:23:09 PDT 2015; root:xnu-2782.50.1~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 06D286E3-A8A1-3BE7-A7EB-EAC6E0C69758

    Kernel slide: 0x000000000b200000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff800b400000

    __HIB text base: 0xffffff800b300000

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

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 35628249681534

    last loaded kext at 1084108434597: com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 3.0.2 (addr 0xffffff7f8e357000, size 389120)

    last unloaded kext at 209856355505: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI 656.4.1 (addr 0xffffff7f8c91d000, size 65536)

    loaded kexts:

    com.squirrels.airparrot.framebuffer 5

    com.squirrels.driver.AirParrotSpeakers 1.8

    com.apple.filesystems.smbfs 3.0.2

    com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs 1.10

    com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.5d0

    com.apple.driver.AGPM 110.19.6

    com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC 1.70

    com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet 1.0.1

    com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager 4.3.6f3

    com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X 7.0.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleHWAccess 1

    com.apple.driver.AppleHV 1

    com.apple.filesystems.autofs 3.0

    com.apple.driver.AppleOSXWatchdog 1

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver 124

    com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver 272.18.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleHDA 272.18.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient 3.6.1

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics 10.0.0

    com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport 4.3.6f3

    com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU 2.0.7d0

    com.apple.driver.AppleLPC 1.7.3

    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB 10.0.0

    com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin 1.0.0


    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B11, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.4 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f17

    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 4.3.6f3 16238, 3 services, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series, 256,06 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-898

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: IR Receiver

    USB Device: Built-in iSight

    Thunderbolt Bus:
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Looks like a graphics card death to me.

    Not a lot you can do apart from replace the logic board (not worth it on a 6 year old machine) or get a new computer.

    There are guides for baking logic boards that may give you a few more months but it's not looking good.
  3. JohnDS, Feb 12, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016

    JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
  4. NiclasFacius thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 12, 2016
    Shiiiit.. Thats bad.. Any second opinion on this, before I rule my computer out?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 12, 2016 ---

    I have uninstalled AirParrot awhile ago. I also gave it a though, but I can't seem to find any related files leftover from AirParrot.. At least not when I search in Finder..
  5. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    Well, the kernel panic report showed:

    com.squirrels.airparrot.framebuffer 5

    com.squirrels.driver.AirParrotSpeakers 1.8

    as the last two loaded Kexts, so obviously they are still on your computer.

    Follow the instructions on the link in my last post to remove them.
  6. NiclasFacius thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 12, 2016

    My bad! Gotcha!

    Tried deleting those two kexts.. I'll see if that fixes the issue. Thanks!!!
  7. treekram macrumors 65832

    Nov 9, 2015
    Honolulu HI
  8. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    You have an 820-2850 motherboard with a common issue. Change C9560 with a polymer film capacitor. The issue is the 330 uF tantalum capacitor on PP1V8R1V55_S0GPU_ISNS rail. It is too small and goes out with time and causes the kernel panics.

    The same issue is present on 2008-2009 machines with C7771, on 820-2330 and 820-2610 motherboards. On this board C7771 is a 330 uF tantalum capacitor on PP1V05_S5_MCP. When it dies PP1V05_S5_MCP will be stuck at 0.316v instead of 1.05v and the machine won't turn on.

    This design flaw was carried into the 2010 MBP where this same capacitor was used on the PP1V8R1V55_S0GPU rail that powers the GPU and VRAM. It takes longer for the problem to manifest itself in the 2010 MBP because the cap is present on an S0 rail - S0 power rails are only on when the computer is on. On the 2008 MBP, that cap is on an S5 rail, which is present all the time - S5 rails are rails that are powered up so long as the laptop has the battery or a charger plugged in.

    You'll have to be creative with how you fit the new capacitor in there - the proper capacitor for the job is larger than what there is space on the board for. You can either fit a wire in there to extend the ground pad, or scrape the coating off the groundplane of the board a little.

    I explain a little bit of how this works with this video. This is about the older 820-2330 board, but it is the same general principle - same capacitor, same buck converter circuit, same failure.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2016 ---
    Also, don't replace the logic board. Any board you buy that is this old will have the same failing cap on it. Just change it on your board and you'll be good to go.

    Good luck!
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2016 ---
    Oh, and lastly, don't tell Apple - this'll be our little secret. For the duration of the extended warranty period Apple announced they were giving out the same motherboard with the same problem, so I am confident Apple themselves don't even understand what was causing these failures. I don't feel like giving them ALL the answers for free. ;)
  9. NiclasFacius thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 12, 2016

    Thanks! I will give this a shot! The previous suggestions didn't fix the issue, even though i suspect that they lowered the frequency of the restarts. But again. That is hard to say when they seem to be random.

    Thanks for the help. I will try to give this a go within the next few weeks, and update you on how it goes! :)

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