I recently wanted to add a monitor to my late 2011 MacBook Pro, but I have issue with main graphic card (failed AMD GPU) that is connected to the HDMI port and the other graphic card doesn't seem to have any port I could plug into. Note I have verified the HDMI port is currently non-functional.
I'm thinking about alternatives:
- Apple TV or AirPlay (is this still supported by newer monitors?)
- USB/WiFi connection?
What would be the best option here? Except buying new MacBook Pro of course.
Current state of my MBP:
- OS: High Sierra 10.13.6
- it works fine until I have to reboot (below copy from the link to the forum what I do when MBP gets restarted)
Procedure I use:
1 - Boot Single User (press Command + S) at boot (If you have MacOS installed on your hard drive). 2 - If you have a blank HD, then use the USB stick/Pendrive with the MacOS installer (El Capitan, Sierra or HighSierra). 2.1 - Press Option key at boot, Position the mouse on the MacOS installer icon. 2.2 - Press Command + S and keep holding these two keys. 2.3 - Click the MacOS installer icon -> continue holding the Command + S keys until you finish the MacOS installer Single User boot . Enter these commands (change gpu-power-prefs to Intel GPU and boot verbose): nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-6815686e30f9:gpu-power-prefs=%01%00%00%00 nvram boot-args="-v" reboot