Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 9:37 PM (in response to atomicbomb)
It's a hardware defect, requiring a logic board replacement.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 12:10 PM (in response to atomicbomb)
Many many people are having this problem with the 330m Macbook Pros. Unfortunatly the TS update doesn't fix the BDoD, only patches the photobooth bug so we can no longer force the crash, expecially when bringing it to genius bar's. I've had my logic board replaced multiple times, as have many others. That doesn't fix the problem at all for most people. This is just one of those issues that you can't fix because Apple still hasn't corrected it and owned up to their faulty hardware and drivers with the Nvidia 330m. Best thing you can do is either install gfxstatus and never run the dedicated nvidia card, or downgrade to Snow Leopard where although it will still crash, the number of crashes will be reduced. Sorry bro. I've been hoping for a fix for months now, but Apple's customer support is lacking greatly so I'm not holding my breath lol.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to atomicbomb)
Existing problem ,
My macbook pro mid2010 15" 10.7.
it randomly goes into BLACKSCREEN in regard of any programmes i'm runninng.
I can only resolve the problem by holding the resetting button and restart my mac all over again.
This has been bothering for the past two weeks, i have tried many ways to get rid of it but all doesnt seem to be helpful at all.
I have tried deleting application, changing my power saver mode and temperature check but the problem still persists.
this problem has caused me to lose many of my information as it goes blackout in the midst of the work.
Please do help me with my problem...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to RyanZc)
Like others have mentioned here, this is a hardware problem and not a software problem.
The only way i've been able to remove the problem is by using this tool: http://codykrieger.com/gfxCardStatus
which allows you to force the computer to use Integrated mode. This has meant that I can no longer use my external display as this uses the discrete graphics card, but it at least stops my computer from needing a hard reset in the middle of some important work when the screen blanks out
I unfortunately never applied my Applecare to my laptop, so I'm stuck with it