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  • Bubbelz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I'll update when I get it back!


    Apparently my battery isn't in great shape either after 1200 charge cycles In the Store it said 65% battery health, but I'm sure a calibration will do some good to the 'replace' advice. Any clue at what % the battery will stop working? 50%? A new battery costs €130 so I'm going to stretch it until the last moment.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (54,235 points)

    The problem with the batteries is there is no point at which they stop working completely, and there is no measurable way to declare them definitely dead.


    They just continue to perform more and more poorly until they are not meeting your needs in such a strong way that you want to throw them.


    I suggest you may NOT want to perform a calibration cycle. Lithium Batteries sold today are harmed by deep discharge, not helped.

  • Bubbelz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay, so what do you suggest to do to optimalize battery life? Also: do you guys use FileVault, TrueCrypt, etc. to secure all data?

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (54,235 points)

    About Notebook Batteries


    Encryption is an interesting subject all on its own, so I suggest you start a new thread with that as its title.

  • FredthePet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe you guys can help me.


    I had the same issue.

    I went to the Apple Store in HK (I work in Bangkok, no Apple Store there) But i will be back in germany in a few months.


    So my MLB got replaced but the display started to have some VERY weird green colour flickering now. Option: Pay 500$ for a new display.

    I had the old MLB installed back again. The Display works fine, the crashs continue.


    What would you advise me to do? Just use internal Graphic card and switch off bluetooth while playing?


    Please help, I cannot get it fixed.

  • nikos from thessaloniki-greece Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Greetings from Greece...


         I have had the exact same issue. I sent my MBP (6.2 mid 2010 15'inch) to the official reseller of apple yesteray here in Greece (golden-i) and after an hour the technician told me that the official apple diagnostics application that they used failed, reporting a GPU problem! He said he will contact apple today and get back to me.

         Today i was annaounced that my mbp has indeed a gpu problem but apple through the official reseller refused to cover it because i didn't passed the test. My problem (Symptoms and Error Reports) are identical to these you have here, which resulted in defective machines that in the end got replaced by apple. I also asked them if they did the VST test and the responce was yes. Guys please help me.


    ps : this is my report from the crash -----


    Tue Oct  8 22:21:11 2013

    panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f88972fac): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 5 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff80a5d9c000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4\n"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.4.12/src/AppleMuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127

    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff80a595b6c0 : 0xffffff8006622f69

    0xffffff80a595b740 : 0xffffff7f88972fac

    0xffffff80a595b810 : 0xffffff7f8701c53d

    0xffffff80a595b8d0 : 0xffffff7f870e8d9e

    0xffffff80a595b910 : 0xffffff7f870e8dfc

    0xffffff80a595b980 : 0xffffff7f8736d5be

    0xffffff80a595bab0 : 0xffffff7f8710cd41

    0xffffff80a595bad0 : 0xffffff7f8702308d

    0xffffff80a595bb80 : 0xffffff7f87020bae

    0xffffff80a595bd80 : 0xffffff7f87021c19

    0xffffff80a595be60 : 0xffffff7f86fcd1e2

    0xffffff80a595beb0 : 0xffffff7f8894566c

    0xffffff80a595bf00 : 0xffffff7f8894455e

    0xffffff80a595bf20 : 0xffffff800664a15a

    0xffffff80a595bfb0 : 0xffffff80066d6aa7

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:




















    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:


    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: 1D9369E3-D0A5-31B6-8D16-BFFBBB390393

    Kernel slide:     0x0000000006400000

    Kernel text base: 0xffffff8006600000

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

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 2768433242604

    last loaded kext at 246839349902: 1.9 (addr 0xffffff7f88a75000, size 65536)

    last unloaded kext at 342415661367:       1.9 (addr 0xffffff7f88a75000, size 57344)

    loaded kexts:

    com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice     1.1  1.9.5d0        4.2.0f6    3.0   100.14.11    124      1.60  1.0.0d1       2.5.2fc2        3.5.13   7.0.0       2.5.2fc2   8.1.8     4.2.0f6    2.0.4d1  1        3.4.12        1.0.0       1.1.12  8.1.8 8.1.8   1.0.0       1.7.0        3.0.4d1      240.2     3.3.5      325.7     240.2     1.0.0d1 1.0.0d1     35      3.6.0     404    650.4.4      2.4.0    4.9.9       700.20.22    3.6.9b9  2.9.5   650.4.1       161.0.0       2.0       2.0      1.8    2.0    2.0      1.7     216.0.0       153   3   216.0.0  10.0.7 1.0    3.4.12       91       4.2.0f6     2.5.2fc2   1.0.0   1.9.4fc11    1.14   4.2.0f6    2.2.5   3.4.12 1.0.0  1.0.12d1   1.0.4   1.0.11d1       8.1.8        8.1.8   2.3.6     2.5.2fc2        2.3.6     2.5.2fc2 5.5.1d27       3.1.6d1       3.6.0   3.6.0     240.6  650.4.4       650.4.0      650.4.0  3.6.0       1.7      1.7.1       1.7.1       2.6.0   3.6.0 650.4.4        4.5.5   600.34 1.0.3b3  1.0.1b4      3.2    2.6.0     650.4.4  2.0        2.0     2.0.0   1.1      278.10       1.0.0d1  7  2     371.1 1.9  21       28.30      2.0     2.8    1.4        1.0   1

    Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.58f17

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

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

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

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

    Bluetooth: Version 4.2.0f6 12982, 3 services, 15 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB, 250.06 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-898

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader

    USB Device: Hub

    USB Device: Built-in iSight

    USB Device: IR Receiver

    Thunderbolt Bus:



    Thanks in advance.

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (54,235 points)

    That test is unique in the dramatic PASSED or FAILED screen that shows at the end of the test.


    Ask them to show you running of the test.

  • Bubbelz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    So I totally forgot to update what happened to my Pro.


    After the stuff I described in other replies, I went to Apple Store Amsterdam and handed in my Pro. They called me a week later to come pick and it up. Once they brought it, I immediately requested a new test. They tested it and the new motherboard failed as well. So again, I left it there to be replaced with, again, a brand new custom ordered motherboard straight from the factory. So I went there a week later to pick it up and asked for a test again, but the guy in charge said his people were to busy to test it and sent me home. Haven't had problems since, so I'm just going to guess there are no video problems with this MLB. I think I spent well between € 80 and € 100 just travelling to Amsterdam for this issue and I lost my laptop for over 3 weeks, so it wasn't really "free" after all.


    A month ago my hard drive failed, after a painful load of trouble with the computer. I suspect the many kernel panics to have damaged parts of it, however it seems what they say is true in my case: Apple products are designed to last 3 years. Of course, Apple also thinks their computers shouldn't get older than 3 years either, since they offer a 3 year AppleCare program (and only 2 years for their mobile devices)


    However, I like to believe the mid 2k10 MacBook Pro is the worst Pro ever produced and other lines and models are less faulty to begin with



    Otherwise, you could either call Apple Greece and see if you can resolve it with them (to come pick-up your Pro, replace the MLB and return it to you) or you should go to an Apple Store in Italy (make sure to call them first). Open this link and then select Italy as the region.

  • Aimilios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Γεια σου Νικο. Τελικα τι εγινε με την περιπτωση σου? Το μηχανημα το χες πανω απο 3 χρονια?

  • Ruud van Asperen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)



    Technical Life of a traditional harddisk is more or less limited to 5 years. Installing a new drive, preferabel a ssd-drive, give youre MacBook a longer live and boost the performance (Using a Ssd). Reinstalling (clean install) we also help to gain some speed and resolve Some issues.


    So my MacBook pro is still going strong with some extra ram and ssd upgrade.

  • Ruud van Asperen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Contact Apple directly, and they (most time) will help, and give you Some options For approved repair Centers.

  • Bubbelz Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Yeah. My internal HD died after 3 years. Going to push it a few extra years with RAM and SSD replacement. Don't forget to re-enable TRIM support for your SSD drive after every major OS X upgrade (i.e. Mountian Lion > Mavericks).

  • aleos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello everyone, thanks for all the information, I unfortuently came to discover this thread, and the issues within, a little late.

    I have a mid-2010 MBP, and I never experienced the kernal panic (as far as I can remember) until I upgraded to Logic X. When I did, this kernel panics started happening with such frequency that I can barely work on any projects. Today I have had 4 KPs, and it's 3pm. I did some research, found this thread, took it to my apple service centre, and was confirmed that I have the graphics card problem. Problem is, I am a couple months past the extended warranty. I am living in Vietnam, so there are no Apple stores here, but the  official service centre said they cannot fix it because I am just past the limit. They were kind enough to mention thoughm that if I could convince Apple in my home country (Canada) that they should disregard the cutoff of the recall, then the Vietnamese centre will do the repairs.

    What I am hoping is that some one here has had an experience where they have conviced Apple to fix it despite the 3 year boundry. I find it a little frustrating, and disapointing that Apple, who i've been a loyal customer of for 17 years, does not send out an email (they have all my information on file) to all the people who purchased mid-2010 MBP's informing them of the recall.

    Anyways, sorry to complain, but has anyone convinced the authorities to bypass the time-limit of the extended warranty? And if not, is there any more tips or tricks to help relieve the kernel panics?


  • Oberdan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Aleos, I'm from Brazil and I'm having the same situation and frustations.  I've just bought this MID 2010 MBP from a friend that used to use Snow Leopard without problems. But I need to install de Mountain Lion because the last XCode version requirements. So I'm now, tremendously frustrated because we don't have Apple Stores here in Brazil, and this MBP has passed the 3 years extended guarantee. I hope Apple solves this.


  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (54,235 points)

    If you have registered as a developer, (not necessarily by paying money) you can get a slightly older version of XCode from the developer site.


    I think you have already seen everything Apple is willing to do about this issue.