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Need help!MacBook Pro2017 without touchbar+10.13.6(17G65)+XG station Pro+ASUS 1060ti 6G  


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Joined: 2 years ago

I got some problems when I use egpu on my Macbook Pro,when I plug in my egpu,my MacBookPro reboot again and over again,when I don't use the egpu,my Mac can boot normally,can someone help me?thanks!
System specs:
1.MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) (17G65)
3. CPU 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
4.8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
5.Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB

eGPU hardware:
ASUS XG Station Pro + ASUS  GTX 1060 Ti 6G+ 1.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable

What I did:(setup by setup)
1.plug egpu 
2.I used Benjamin Dobell's script
3.i installed Purge-Wrangler for Nvidia eGPU. 
followed the setup on GitHub,
①Disable system integrity protection for macOS using Terminal in Recovery
install the latest version of
③Enable NVIDIA eGPUs 
④reboot system and my system reboot again and over again

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.


Illustrious Member Admin
Joined: 4 years ago

I'd recommend doing a reinstallation of macOS 10.13.6 in Recovery mode so that your system files are back to normal. The easiest solution I found is Purge-Wrangler. It'll take care of Nvidia web drivers installation too. Have you been plugging the eGPU in prior to boot? Try hot-plugging at log in screen and see whether it crashes your 2017 13" MacBook Pro.

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