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So, my MacBook Pro just died and it appears to be the standard known issue with the graphics card. There seems to be a possible fix by moving some system files around.

However, to do this, I have to disable SIP protection.

To disable SIP, i have to boot up in recovery mode.

MacBook won't boot up in recovery mode - grey screen of death

MacBook can boot up in single user mode however.

There are tales that you can boot in single user recovery mode by holding down command-R-S on boot, but that did not work for me.

What can i do?

  • Can you bring it to Apple? – Brick Aug 13 '17 at 7:35
  • I did and they diagnosed the problem as a bad graphics card. Came home and researched it and wanted to try this test before doing the $500 logic board fix. If I go back, do you think they can fix it? – Joshua Foxworth Aug 13 '17 at 12:41
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You can't, and that's by design. If an attacker could disable system protection while the OS was booted it'd be pointless. If you find something, please file a radar because this is an important security component. Single user mode is the same as normal OSX just stopped a bit before a bunch of niceties load, so no dice there. You'll have to get into recovery mode somehow and if you can't even boot to single user recovery you might have a bigger issue than just GPUs.

You could, potentially, boot using an eGPU if I understand the issue. Issue is an eGPU is hard to find and more expensive to buy than just fixing your laptop.

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