Thanks for your response. I guess my only alternative is to return the watch since I can&... Show all »
Thanks for your response. I guess my only alternative is to return the watch since I can’t get a band that fits properly.
Install gfxCardStatus (Show all »
Install gfxCardStatus (https://gfx.io) and set it to "i" (integrated graphics only). It will allow your MacBook Pro to run on integrated graphics only, bypassing the discrete GPU which has the issues. This may allow your MacBook Pro to run normally, although it will have reduced graphics performance when performing demanding graphics tasks, and does NOT support external displays The alternative is replacing the logic board, which is not cost effective on a machine that old, unless gfx does not resolve the issue and you really want to keep this MBP.
There is an acknowledged deficiency with later versions of MacOS in the current version of Cody Kreiger's Open-Source gfxcardstatus, and the developer has confessed he does not have time to fix it right now.
There is a fork off the main build by steveschow available that seems to fix that problem for current versions of MacOS such as ElCapitan and Sierra. He provides a finished .app for direct download -- you do not have to compile anything.
Also note that if your Mac does not run long enough to allow gfxcardstatus to be added, this is not really practical.
In addition, Steve Schow writes that he has abandoned further development -- because there are better solutions available [for both the 2010 model and 2011 models]. In particular, the use of ArchLinux bootable CD to gain access to and re-write the EFI on the drive, and permanently disable the discrete graphics chip. This page and scroll down past the list to the blog:
there are two similar procedure listed. I used the second from MacRumors as it seemed easier. I have made the Arch Linux bootable CD on another Mac, and tried this approach. I now have a perfectly-functioning MacBook Pro late 2011 15-in model with Discrete Graphics disabled. Runs just fine.
See if you can restart your Mac by holding down the start up button until the chimes come... Show all »
See if you can restart your Mac by holding down the start up button until the chimes come on.
13 mins was entirely unnecessary.
This is the correct method for wiping your Mac clean. Make sure you have a complete backup first, by using a utility like CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner):
Hi, can someone please tell me what IMAP I have to use to install my ***@icloud.com to my laptop outlook?
I just bought an ipad from ebay, it wont let me factory reset it because it wants the apple id of the guy i bought it from. I have no way of contacting him. Please help!!!
You will need the assistance of the ORIGINAL OWNER (possibly not the person that sold it ... Show all »
You will need the assistance of the ORIGINAL OWNER (possibly not the person that sold it to you?)
See section > "If you no longer have your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch"
i down loaded an itunes update, now my iphone 5 has frozen with the logo of itunes and now i cant use my phone, please help
The phone's gone into recovery mode (Show all »
The phone's gone into recovery mode (If you forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, or your device is disabled - Apple Support), tou need to connect it by its cable to your computer's iTunes, that should let you reset the phone and you can restore/resync your content to it
I've received an email attachment that requires Java. I've installed Java, but when I click on the attachment I still get a message telling me to install Java. Any advice, please?
Thanks for asking the Apple S... Show all »
Thanks for asking the Apple Support Communities about Java on your Mac. I am happy to check this out with you.
First, I recommend restarting your Mac. Sometimes that is all that is necessary to get things working. macOS Sierra: Log out, sleep, restart, and shut down - Apple Support
If the same issue is still occurring after you restart, I recommend ensuring your settings are corect to use Java. This article will help: How to use Internet plug-ins in Safari for Mac
If that still hasn't helped, I recommend checking that Java is properly installed. This link from Java.com will help: Do I have Java?
Thanks and have a wonderful day.
Is your e-mail address and first name correct in your Contacts card? If you go to Safari/... Show all »
Is your e-mail address and first name correct in your Contacts card? If you go to Safari/Preferences/Autofill is Using info from my contacts checked? Also check/add your information in Safari/Preferences/Passwords.
I apologize for panicking. Just now, I decided I really had nothing much to lose by just ... Show all »
I apologize for panicking. Just now, I decided I really had nothing much to lose by just restarting my computer. So, I did it. My computer booted up as normally as before the restore, and everything is in place.
Thank you for your consideration!