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  • gen_ Level 2 Level 2

    And for the record, I stated exactly what.would happen. Your MacBook would switch to Intel integrated graphics and you would lose effective video acceleration. Of course your impulsiveness didn't allow you to recognize that there is much work that can be done without acceleration or a full opengl 2.0 suite, when put against not using your Mac at all, I would much prefer that option.


    Finally, you are not disabling the card, you are simply keeping your Mac in low power mode so it doesn't use the card. It's exactly the same thing the Mac itself does when it's very low on battery. It just so happens to be a TEMPORARY solution.

  • jvjv Level 1 Level 1

    read the previous replies, read my older posts. there is NO software solution to this.


    i'll stop following the thread now, good luck to all.

  • gen_ Level 2 Level 2

    There are 190 pages of replies. I frankly don't have the time to read every single one in search of your golden post. I never guaranteed that it would make your Mac work. I simply reiterated the same temporary fix tht has been stated here and on man MANY other blogs and forums.








    There are other solutions:




    But the simple fact is that the gfxstatus fix MAY help temporarily, and that itself is reason enough to justify it being posted.

  • Billy_TJ Level 1 Level 1

    My MBP 15", i7 and GT330M with MAC OS X 10.6.8,has the same problem.Especially when I`m watching movies ,playing games,or just after wake-up.Last night, it cracks 6 times an hour.

  • Billy_TJ Level 1 Level 1

    My MBP is same as yours,it is going to be unusable...

  • Billy_TJ Level 1 Level 1

    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  140527 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          30

    Anonymous UUID:                    612A424C-58E9-448F-9AC1-EE3C57FEAB62



    Fri Oct 12 18:35:20 2012

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x9d4c9b): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xc0000000 0x821ba000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

    0x55162188 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x551621bc 0x223ce1 0x0)

    0x551621d8 : 0x9d4c9b (0xbea28c 0xc5a800 0xbf8e60 0x0)

    0x55162278 : 0xaef608 (0xa42f804 0xa5ee004 0x100 0xcb42b6)

    0x551622c8 : 0xae6601 (0xa5ee004 0x100 0x551622f8 0x9c4778)

    0x551622f8 : 0x16d49a6 (0xa5ee004 0x100 0x438004ee 0x55162308)

    0x55162438 : 0xb0e2b5 (0xa5ee004 0xa5e7004 0x0 0x0)

    0x55162478 : 0x9dde7c (0xa5ee004 0xa5e7004 0x0 0x0)

    0x55162518 : 0x9da55b (0x0 0x9 0x0 0x0)

    0x551626c8 : 0x9dc58f (0x0 0x600d600d 0x702b 0x551626f8)

    0x55162798 : 0xc9feae (0xc1d00041 0xbfef0033 0xbfef0034 0x857c)

    0x55162808 : 0xcaf734 (0xd2afa00 0xd28a000 0x8 0x0)

    0x55162828 : 0xcd4322 (0xd28a000 0xb 0x55162848 0xc1e0)

    0x55162858 : 0xcd4b3d (0xa956000 0x0 0x5516287c 0x0)

    0x55162888 : 0xcb4d79 (0xa956000 0x71d9f080 0x0 0x34)

    0x551628d8 : 0xc76d0c (0x465ef000 0x0 0x0 0x3)

    0x55162948 : 0xc7640f (0x465ef000 0x0 0x2 0x3)

    0x55162978 : 0xc6c05f (0x465ef000 0x0 0x2 0x465a8000)

    0x55162ab8 : 0xca55d8 (0x465a8000 0x1 0x55162bcc 0x55162bc8)

    0x55162b68 : 0xc67fe1 (0x465a8000 0x1 0x55162bcc 0x55162bc8)

    0x55162be8 : 0x56da06 (0x465a8000 0x0 0x55162e3c 0x55162c74)

    0x55162c38 : 0x56e2a5 (0xcf6720 0x465a8000 0x9123a88 0x1)

    0x55162c88 : 0x56eb59 (0x465a8000 0x10 0x55162cd0 0x0)

    0x55162da8 : 0x286638 (0x465a8000 0x10 0x9123a88 0x1)

    0x55163e58 : 0x21dbe5 (0x9123a60 0xc0b45a0 0x1fd7e8 0x5843)

    0x55163e98 : 0x210a86 (0x9123a00 0x0 0xa769c70 0xa9b6e00)

    0x55163ef8 : 0x216f84 (0x9123a00 0x0 0x0 0x0)

    0x55163f78 : 0x295c57 (0xa71ed08 0x0 0x0 0x0)

    0x55163fc8 : 0x2a256d (0xa71ed04 0x1 0x10 0xa71ed04)

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):














    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386

    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 7973130928463

    unloaded kexts:          4.2.0 (addr 0x1421000, size 0x65536) - last unloaded 112226531391

    loaded kexts:

    com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic          7.0 15098.770637

    com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge          7.0 15098.770637

    com.vmware.kext.vmnet          1.1b1

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook          7.0 15098.770637

    com.vmware.kext.vmioplug          1.1b1

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor          7.0 15098.770637

    com.vmware.kext.vmci          1.1b1

    com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect          7.0 15098.770637

    com.kaspersky.kext.klif          2.2.1d19

    com.orderedbytes.driver.ControllerMateFamily          4.5.0

    com.vmware.kext.vmx86          1.1b1

    com.orderedbytes.driver.CMUSBDevices          4.5.0          1.9.3d0 - last loaded 52625846406          1.2.0          2.0.5f14          1.57          2.0.5f14          3.5.7          1.0.20          7.0.0          1.5.1          1.5.2d10          6.4.0          6.4.0          3.0.1d2          364          366          1.1.6          2.10.6          2.1.0          6.4.0          201.6          201.6          2.6.1          303.8          31.1          1.0.0d1          2.6.8          1.6.4          4.2.4          4.7.3          428.42.4          3.0.5b8          1.4.0          160.0.0          2.1.7          4.2.4          1.3.6          1.3.1          1.5          1.7          1.3.6          1.4          142.6.0          1          0          2.1.14          142.6.0          17          10          14          10          10          20          2.0.5f14          1.0.10d0          74.2          2.4.5f3          10.0.3          1.0.10d0          2.0.3          3.1.0d5          365          1.8.3fc2          1.3          41.4          2.0.5f14          2.0.5f14          1.0.1          6.4.0          6.4.0          2.2.1          2.2.1          2.4.5f3          2.4.5f3          2.4.5f3          207.7          2.6.7          4.2.0          4.2.4          3.9.0          2.6.8          1.6          1.6          1.6.1          402.1          2.6.8          1.2.6          2.6.8          4.2.6          4.2.4          320.1          1.10          2.0.6          4.2.4          1.4.0          1.6.6          1.1          1.0.0d1          6          289.1          1.6.3          1.3.6          2.6.5          1.3.0

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0C, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.58f16

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB

    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB

    Memory Module: global_name

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS725050A9A362, 465.76 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 5

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8218, 0xfa113000 / 8

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 4

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x0236, 0xfa120000 / 3

    USB Device: Hub, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

    USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8507, 0xfd110000 / 4

    USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 3

  • Haozhan Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, i am a cusomer have same problem, did you solve the problem?

    i am going to downgrade to leopad for now, my computer when i open "Reeder" it will be blank screen, and i need push the power button to restart..

    it hate apple.

  • nicolasfromst. cyr sur mer Level 1 Level 1

    Does anyone know if Apple will replace my logicboard if I've removed my optical drive and replaced it with a ssd ?

  • thefrostman Level 1 Level 1

    That is both a good idea and good question. I just brought mine in for repair. I have replaced the RAM and switched out my hard drive for a SSD. As he was running the tests the guy at the genuis bar could easily tell I had done both. No point in hiding it. I think you'll be fine since what you'll be bringing it in for is un related to the optical drive.


    Update for myself. Just got my 2010 MacBook Pro back from repair and it's working agian! They just replaced the Logic Board. The only thing is I beleieve I did encounter a BSOD last night... I had an external monitor plugged in and a bluetooth mouse connected. I closed the lid to ender camshell mode and run soley off the external monitor. My bluetooth mouse didn't wake my computer so when I opened the lid again I had a BSOD. I unplugged the external monitor and still nothing on the MBP screen. I could close the lid and see the light come on on the sleep indicator. Not fully sure about that one...

  • paul8 Level 1 Level 1

    nicolasfromst. cyr sur mer wrote:


    Does anyone know if Apple will replace my logicboard if I've removed my optical drive and replaced it with a ssd ?


    I have "upgraded" my Macbook Pro to 8GB memory. The Genius could easily tell that I replaced it because the system test as well as the Genius Bar sheet list 8GB whereas 4GB are "normal" for my MBP series. But he didn't care. And the reason for that is that this is no case of warranty repair, it's an extraordinary repair. Apple cares about the broken Logic Board and not the other components - they can, however, deny a repair by saying "the problem's origin is the SSD or the memory". But that was not the case for me and I guess it won't be for you as well.

  • nicolasfromst. cyr sur mer Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks guys. That's what I thought but wanted to be sure they'll repair it even if I've changed some components.

    I'll bring it to a genius next week.

  • kkiran Level 1 Level 1

    I have removed the optical drive and replaced with an ssd previously. I then replaced it with the original optical drive. I then went in to the Apple store to get it diagnozed and I was told it is a covered repair since genius dind't look under the hood for anything else but just the software tests.


    When they were done with their repair, they knew that I once replaced my optical drive. They slapped a $400~$500 bill (don't remember the amount exactly since I never paid it) citing that I had tampered with the optical drive (the wear and tear was showing on the screws and one tiny screw was missing since the caddie bay I used didn't require a screw at one of the locations on the board).


    I chose to speak to the manager and she said, one time exception and my MBP will no longer be covered even it is a faulty logic board again!


    My MBP is running fine ever since and I might go in for a out of warranty abttery replacement. I doubt they will deny any repair like they said earlier but yeah, be prepared to answer some questions.


    You don't have to tell them you replaced the optical dirve but just put it back in if you didn't already!


    And yeah, why bother with another SSD since they came down in price by a long way. Try getting a 256GB/512GB SSD and leave the optical drive in. Just my 2 cents!

  • nicolasfromst. cyr sur mer Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah I know I won't need to tell them they'll find that themselves. I bought that SSD in 2010 when I got my MBPto install Lion on and have the original HDD to store my data, that's why ! SSD + HDD. I'll put back the optical drive in and bring it to an Apple Store

  • kkiran Level 1 Level 1

    You should be good to go! Good luck and don't budge, Apple messed up on this and some stores denied repairs previously.

  • Carlene Cordova Level 1 Level 1

    Hi! I'm trying to read through this thread for a solution. IS THERE ONE?


    I have a MacPro 1.1 2006 model. As soon as I installed Lion I started getting the black screen of death crashes. Does Mountain Lion fix this? Do I need a new graphics card? We need the MacPro for video editing and don't want to shell out the 4 grand it would take for a new one right now. Right now computer is unusable.


    Any help would be fantastic!