alright well, my 2011 MBP is starting to seriously go wrong.
aside from the graphics, it's always worked fine, and I've been warned by perhaps hundreds of people over the time that I've owned it that it can break any minute, as they are legendary for their unreliability.
well, today it broke. it no longer outputs any sound from the speakers. it doesn't even detect them as an output.
I could live with integrated graphics but I can't live without sound, so it's time for the 2011 to be retired for good. I am keeping it as it's a beautiful Mac and can still be used just fine with headphones, but as a daily it's done.