Question: GPU crash on late 2013 retina MBP?
I have a late 2013 MBP retina, top of the line for that time, with all stock Apple components.
Several times, most recently about an hour ago, the screen has gone black. I continue to hear the fan whirring away in the background, but no key or trackpad pressing will bring the screen back on. These episodes occur while the battery is sufficiently charged, however, as my battery life is beginning to dwindle (Coconut battery app or MacOS has just begun to rate its quality as "fair" with a current capacity in the 70% range of its design capacity), I'd previously thought that this was down to my system adjusting, or maladjusting, to a slowly failing battery. To this end, I let the battery run dead, followed by full charge several times, and have also done SMC resets several times. But, today, the screen blacking out at a battery charge of 30% happened again, for no user-perceivable reason. (At the time, I had just hooked my iPhone 6s up by USB cable and was beginning to import photos using MacOS Photos.)
I went looking in the /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports folder and did find a report generated about 7 minutes after this happened (my screen went dark at ~12:15, and the report is timed in Finder at 12:22). I've copied and pasted it below. It seems to suggest that my GPU had an issue.
I do have a copy of Apple Service Diagnostics for this MBP, and I'll run it in both EFI and OS modes, with particular attention on anything GPU/graphics/display related.
I don't speak Apple crash report.
Can anyone interpret the below, or what's going on, for me? (There's also a section with the header "Resource Manager Info" immediately following what I've excerpted, below, followed by blocks of hexadecimal numbers. Can include if that's helpful to diagnosis.)
Is the GPU in my overpriced Apple computer dying, or is this a remediable software issue?
Sun Mar 4 12:22:06 2018
Event: GPU Reset
Date/Time: Sun Mar 4 12:22:06 2018
GPUSubmission Trace ID: 0
OS Version: Mac OS X Version 10.13.3 (Build 17D102)
Graphics Hardware: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
NVDA(DMA): Channel exception! Exception type = 0x20 DMA Engine Error (PBDMA Error)
Channel Info: [10, 0xe, 0xd, 0x2243]
Version Info: [com.apple.GeForce, 10.2.8, 0x4e554e, 22470010, 3188.8.131.52.20.111, 1]
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), macOS High Sierra (10.13), CPU 2.6 GHz, 1 TB SSD