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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
Wow it seems we got all got bad apples... appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/28/… The method you suggested only worked temporarily for me. I had to do the hardcore solder reflow to get long term results. However after 2 years of self fixing, I bought a new one, the old one is still working from its last solder reflow (#9 or #10) but will shutdown if I don't have a fan constantly on it. The battery also failed and I had to buy a 3rd party one so that was too much stress to deal with.
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comment When woken up from sleep, some Chrome windows are blurry
Resizing the window clears up the blurry screen but doesn't prevent it.
Oct
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comment How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?
OPtion+doubleclick doesn't work for me. Maybe I have a different setting. Also brackets.io still has a fullscreen button and none of these tricks not even the keyboard shortcuts work... apart from Command+Q :-/
Oct
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comment How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?
This is so unintuitive, I get this problem when I popout the chrome inspector and then maximise it. Double clicking the title bar does nothing :-/
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
Yes I bought the t5, t6 and mini phillips screwdrivers, after 6 months I had to reflow again(6th time) and this time it took 1 hour and 15 minutes from shutdown to restart. The actual reflow process took 5 minutes. cleaning off the old heat compound took the longest :-P My heatgun (which I bought so I wouldn't spend $1000 on a logic board) goes from 100 to 380ºC I do : 1 minute 100C, 1 minute 200C, 30s 300C, 30s 380C, then cool @ 30s 300C, 30s 200C and 1minute back at 100ºC I made it up but I read somewhere that that kinda how its done at the factory, progressive heating and cooling, GOODLUCK!
Apr
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
What if you have autologin(no password)? Should you skip steps 2&3.
Apr
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
Based on Darth's answer it seems the trick here is to shutdown in an unpowered state so the intel card becomes default.
Apr
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
I am on the fifth month of my last solder reflow, I used Artic Silver heat compound this time and it did wonders, it even stood up to mining crypto currencies :-) I have to completely remove my logic board and wrap it in aluminum foil (except for the graphics chip). I then apply heat from a hot air gun (bought on amazon) for about 5 mins or more. Use the arctic silver to reconnect the heat sinks then you are good to go
Jan
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
@Samoth try Ivan's Solution below, but the real fix is to either replace the logic board or to do a solder reflow (which may void your warranty and they may even refuse to fix it even after the warranty has ended). If you do, ensure you use arctic silver heat compound.
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Oct
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
7 reflows latr and still going :-) :-(
Oct
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comment How to permanently disable (defective) graphics card in MacBook Pro?
So after over heating, it starts back up? Does it skip the white screen?
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