I've tried my own, no difference.
I think it's just a pile of junk. Apple knows it. With other models you can replace the GPU and it works, with this board it really is just unfixable. Even the replacement Apple will give you under that program will not work properly.
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I take pride in fixing all of the issues that other people say are unfixable, but I know my limits. When it comes to the board inside of 15" A models, it's time to give up. Unfortunately that machine belongs in the bin. Lets not give up, I had this issue since 2 years and i found this tool called gfxcardstatus. It allows you to manually switch between two graphics card. Once you installed it always choose integrated only option. I am sure this will help you. Only problem is some application will auto change the gnu which you have to switch it manually.
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Install it and be happy. But you need to remove the old one with soldering iron from the logic board and solder the new one onto it so it requires technical ability and also you need to remove the logic board before doing this, so the kext fix is easier. So if you need to use an external display the capacitator exchange would be better for you. Mysto mysto. Had the same problem as OP and others here, system would just shutdown randomly eventually through weeks of troubleshooting narrowed it down to the nvidia card causing the issue. As others mentioned in the post the problem is not fixable but there is a work around.
I use the gfxcardstatus 2. Some applications will force your os to turn dynamic back on and go to the nvidia card gfxcardstatus notifies you of this and you just have to click integrated only back on. You will noticed the screen change color a little when the cards switch. It seems the nvidia card is being overloaded or something.
The root issue is the GPU was not designed to support today's heavy graphics in games and some online services. You may want to clean the old thermal paste and apply a good quality paste. I've seen wonders after this and a good dust cleaning. One of the victims myself for the past year or so, lost two boot hard drives because of the evil shut downs I've tried locking the switching both on and off in the SysPrefs as root, but the lock doesn't stick some of the most basic API from Apple sucks big time in Skype seems to bring it down guaranteed.
So I'm going to replace the MB. Using gfxCardStatus 2. Albeit it obviously means not running any graphics-intensive programs that would require the nVidia card. Ron - Check zzz's answer above, he seems to know what he's talking about. I've opted for a replacement board from www. It comes directly from China, money back guarantee, 90 day warranty, etc. Cost me USD but shipping is free, delivery in days. As mentioned previously in a similar thread Can you install any A logic board in 15" Unibody?
I'll report back when up and running with the new MB. I highly recommend them for parts and spares. I stand corrected on the replaceable GPU on this board - it cannot be done. ZZZ was dead on right. The seller screwed up his description post online. I frigging hate the feel and look not to mention the sadistic real life beta-testing Apple inflicts on us lately, especially with El Capitan of the "new and improved" OSes and lack of backward compatibility of the new machines with Snow Leopard.
The bad news is that I know I am on borrowed time. Meanwhile I'm gonna look and find myself a second hand mbp that apparently have better parts and can take me into the sunset for another few years. I have found out that you have to take the internal monitor plug out too, and use external monitor when I do this it will crash very rarey. Apple fixed mine once under the program and it lasted a few cycles then crapped out too. Apple said they would fix it again, sent me a box, shipped it, looked at it then sent me an email to cancel the repair order saying it was a vintage mac.
Here is the rub, when they sent it back, the screen wouldn't come on at all. I see it on the network and can use screen sharing for a second but then it craps out then too. So with or without the built in screen, which i now sort assume apple disconnected then forgot to reconnect, the problem persists. It appears that apple sold a piece of crap and just expects it's customers to accept that they bought a disposable, unfixable, unmaintainable computer.
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The problem you are facing is Apple is only replacing the cap with another tantalum cap which just doesn't hold up. Click on the Apple icon upper left corner of the screen and select About This Mac. Check terms and conditions checkbox to allow driver download. You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files. If it does not, double-click on the disk image and again on the driver package within.
It will guide you through the installation process. Click Continue after you read the License Agreement and then click Agree. You will be required to enter an Administrator password to continue STEP 8 : Click Continue Installation on the Warning screen:The Warning screen lets you know that you will need to restart your system once the installation process is complete. To uninstall this driver and restore your original Mac OS X v STEP 1: During the installation process, a backup archive of your current drivers will be created. If for any reason you need to uninstall the Also, this process is only valid with Mac OS X v Macbook Pro 6.
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