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I'm getting the Black Screen more & more often. I didn't have it a few months ago & then it started once in a while in a week, now it happens a few times a day, everyday!

My machine is a Macbook Pro 15" from mid 2010 & Apple quarries on the Internet tell me that I can't get it fixed by Apple.

What's going on?

  • If you provide us with the Console log at the Time stamp of the event (some 30 lines) we might be able to do something. Console is in your Utility folder. – Ruskes Jul 28 '14 at 13:46
  • I'll try to do this, but I'm not nearly a knowledgable user at the Utility level. – GogogoStopSTOP Jul 28 '14 at 17:24
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It seems that you are getting black screen when opening a GPU heavy app or Flash. I am sure that this is a GPU failure. You will also have difficulty at startup later. Try one thing. Download a software called gfxCardStatus. Install it and set the GPU to Intel only. Do not play any games or use Flash. You should be okay.

  • I don't use any games or, as far as I know, heavy GPU or flash apps. However, I have been thinking it occurs more with iPhoto open or opening. I'll try gfxCardStatus later today, thanks so much, appreciate your responsiveness. – GogogoStopSTOP Jul 28 '14 at 17:26
  • How do you set to Intel only? By disabling switching to save energy? Thanks. – GogogoStopSTOP Jul 28 '14 at 18:15
  • @GogogoStopSTOP Click the app in the menu bar. Select Integrated only and make this app load at startup. – Pratik Jul 29 '14 at 7:04

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