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2011 MacBook Pro and Discrete Graphics. Okay, here's an another user with this sort of problem: yesterday evening, while I been browsing internet, my mid 2011 purchased macbook pro 8,2 has shown me a whole screen of blue tinted pattern noise, and froze completely after that. Restarting the laptop only lead to a white screen after apple logo disappeared, and than fans kicked in, and nothing happened after that. Mac os could boot only in safe mode, showing vertical blue stripe pattern overlay on screen, but at least it worked somehow, for period of 10 to 20 minutes, before blue graphic garbage filled screen again and everything froze. Booting in safe mode shown a pefectly clean picture, the blue pattern I mentioned above is gone.

Huge thank you to everyone who posted here about this issue, I will be filling a report right now. Keeping a faint hope this issue will be properly solved by apple. upd. 1: it's a mbpro 8,2 with radeon HD 6490m videocard. 2011 Macbook Pros are all beginning to fail 2-3 years later. Systemic issues with the GPU and logic board, requiring multiple logic board replacements. Apple help thread reaches thousands of replies and ~210,000 views. No response from Apple. : apple.

Apple remains mum as complaints mount over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU failures. By Mikey Campbell With an increasing number of early-2011 MacBook Pros suffering from what appears to be similar issues relating to built-in discrete AMD video cards, owners are now calling for a replacement program. Screenshot of MacBook Pro graphics issue. | Source: Apple Support Communities forum member "Andy_Gee" As AppleInsider first reported in October, a significant number of early-2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro owners saw system crashes and graphics failures seemingly related to the laptops' discrete AMD-built GPUs. A follow-up report in January found an escalation of reported problems with one Apple Support Communities thread covering 157 pages with 206,237 views and 2,348 replies. It seems the problem is getting worse. Now being referred to as a "club," the group of users affected by the apparent hardware malfunction is growing by the day. Apple has in the past issued product recalls and initiated replacement programs for malfunctioning parts.

Early 2011 MacBook Pro Notebooks Dying From GPU, Display, Heat Issues. GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models. Internet reports suggest possible 2011 MacBook Pro graphics issue. Erik Eckel discusses a problem that's recently been reported with 2011 MacBook Pro graphics cards. Find out how Apple is responding to these complaints. A long-running Mac complaint recently picked up quite a head of steam. Reddit posts, a Slashdot thread, and even items on Mac sites, such as MacRumors.com, explored the possibility a graphics card issue might exist with 2011-model MacBook Pros. At least one Apple Support Communities thread, begun by “abelliveau” on February 1, 2013, complains of a blue screen tint and horizontal distortion. Other 2011 MacBook Pro users complain of similar issues, notably distortions, striations, and even system crashes and boot failures.

Reported problems seem tied to 2011 MacBook Pros that possess discrete graphics cards. Obviously, because the issue appears tied to the laptop’s discrete graphics board, there is no easy fix. Many people who have posted to corresponding Internet threads are upset that Apple is not warrantying the problem. Le problème de GPU des MacBook Pro 2011 prend de l'ampleur. Je vous fais par d'un post sur le forum d'Apple : I see a lot of people here are still asking if Apple will fix this issue free of charge. At this point, Apple doesn't recognize this issue, so we need everyone here to help bring it to their attention.Take your MacBook to apple for diagnostics testingThis could take up to a few days, so be preparedOnce you've gotten the test results back, if it is a logic board issue, call Apple and ask to speak to someone in Customer Relations.Go to this link for a list of support numbers --> the Customer Relations rep about your issue.

If you give them the model number and the location you took it in, they will be able to look it up and confirm the problem. If enough Customer Relation reps hear about this, there's a chance Apple will finally recognize this issue. Cela dit en gros, qu'il faut faire constater la panne par un revendeur agréé ou par un apple store. Bien se munir du numéro du modèle incriminé ! Les MacBook Pro de 2011 souffriraient de ratés graphiques. Beaucoup de possesseurs de MacBook Pro de 2011 (15 et 17 pouces) se plaignent de bugs graphiques importants et aucune solution ne semble voir le jour.

Le problème se présenterait sous la forme de bugs graphiques récurrents et parfois même de systèmes complètement verrouillés lorsque la puce graphique Intel laisserait la place au processeur graphique AMD. Bien que les premières plaintes trouvent leurs origines en février, le problème semble toucher de plus en plus de monde. Revenons aux sources du problème : en 2010, Apple introduit un système de «switch» automatique entre la puce graphique interne et le processeur graphique, en fonction des actions entreprises par l’utilisateur. Les utilisateurs avancés de MacBook Pro pré-2010 devaient «switcher» manuellement entre les processeurs en fonction de leurs actions.

Il semblerait maintenant que ce fameux «switch» soit la source de tous les problèmes en causant des désagréments de plus en plus fréquents et importants. Et vous ? MacBook Pro 2011 - Image Distortion, Red Vertical Lines, Screen Blurring, Freeze, Shift, GPU issues, 花屏死机错位蓝屏灰屏, 显卡故障. MacBook Pro 2011 17" hard freeze. MacBook Pro 2011 17" hard freeze. Owners of 2011 MacBook Pros report critical GPU failures, system crashes.

By Mikey Campbell It appears a number of early-2011 MacBook Pro models with discrete AMD GPUs are seeing issues with system crashes and hardware failures, with reports of problems escalating in recent weeks. Screenshot of MacBook Pro graphics issue. | Source: Apple Support Communities forum member "abelliveau" According to a 157-page thread on the Apple Support Communities forum, an increasing number of owners of early- to late-2011 MacBook Pros with discrete graphics cards are seeing what is being reported as hardware-related system crashes. And the problem appears to be getting worse. With 206,237 views and 2,348 replies, the forum thread dates back to February 2013 with a steady stream of posts all citing issues with the discrete graphics card.

A majority of cases first see signs of the problem during graphics-intensive operations, like viewing high-definition videos or running heavy compute tasks. Owners of 2011 MacBook Pros report critical GPU failures, system crashes. Paragon NTFS for MAC® OS X – Features. Problems with amd gpu on early 2011. I spent some time investigating this issue and I think the problem is hardware failure due production problems in the heating dissipation system. Not design problem but pure incompetance in manual assembly of the components PLUS a unstable GPU. I found some concerning pictures of the MBP 15 early '11 tear-down, where we can view things that are away beyond the lack of quality control, such as thermal paste spread like "butter over the bread" all over the processor's board, as well as losen ZIF connectors, etc...

In terms of design, GPU and CPU shares the same cooling pipe and the graphic switching processor has it's own, which is different from previous mid '10 MBP logicboard design. So, I think the GPU is overheating way faster than CPU and, when fan throtles in (controled by CPU temp) it's not enoght to keep GPU temperature threshold and cause GPU to fail. After GPU fails, it corrupts some part of the NVRAM which prevents the machine to boot up even after temperature is OK. Problems with amd gpu on early 2011. Problems with amd gpu on early 2011. Hey folks, I have (or had) the same problem as all of us have. I wrote about my experience a few weeks ago and I am following quite a few discussions here and in other forums. I would like to post my experience and opinions after reading and learning a lot. And: There is hope! My MacBook and official repair offers I am in Germany, got a 15 inch MacBookPro 8,2, 2,2 Ghz Quad-Core (new around 2.500 Euro).

It was 28 month old when the glitches appeared first. Is this the right way of a premium manufacturer treating its customers? No. I also thought about changing and boycott Apple, but apart from this incident my overall experience with Macs is great, furthermore I have so many licences for Mac software and other infrastructure, libraries for photos and music… it would cost me much time and money to change – and MacBooks are the ******* best notebooks I have ever used.) What about the workarounds and software solutions? Apple repair or not? What’s the real problem behind the glitches? Cheers. Several MacBook Pro 2011 are presenting problems to the GPU and system crashes | Geek World. SOIRS et WE-Etudiante Ecole de Commerce, 20 ans - Baby-sitting - PARIS.

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