My MacBook Pro's dGPU failed and I did the software "fix" where I am forcing the use of the integrated GPU. Unfortunately because of disabling the dGPU there is no way to connect the external monitor to the thunderbolt because it's wired through the dGPU.
Short of replacing/repairing my motherboard what are my options to add an external monitor? Here are my requirements:
- I am willing to buy a really compact external gpu. But which one?
- I am willing to hack my MacBook Pro, for example to add one in the CD drive slot, assuming such a hack even exists.
EDIT: Here is an additional requirement: I use the external monitor for doing text editors and development most of the times and the occasional movie. No gaming at all.
Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 16 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP81.004F.B00 SMC Version (system): 1.69f3 Intel HD Graphics 3000: Chipset Model: Intel HD Graphics 3000 Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 512 MB Vendor: Intel (0x8086) Device ID: 0x0126 Revision ID: 0x0009 gMux Version: 1.9.23