MacBook Pro - can't select Higher Performance graphics option

Hitby

Well-known Member
Hi all,
I'm having an issue with my 2009 Core2Duo Macbook Pro (2.66, 8gb ram).

When selecting 'Higher Performance' from the graphics options in Energy Saver Pref pane it says 'You must log out for this change to take effect'.

I've logged out a few times, restarted, shut down completely and the message stays.

Any ideas of how to force it to use the proper graphics card?
 

Hitby

Well-known Member
Yep, tried everything. Restarts, safe mode, pram, new user account etc. AppleCare have got me reinstall the os right now (10.8)

Not convinced it'll help to be honest
 

Hitby

Well-known Member
Reinstall didn't work. Have to take it to the Apple Store at lunchtime so they can give it an MRI scan (oo-er).
 

Hitby

Well-known Member
Sorry, should have updated.

The high performance graphics card wasn't showing up in System Information - they booted it off an external drive to rule out a software fault and now they're keeping it for a week to replace the logic board. Both graphics chips are built into the board.
 

dbeevers

Well-known Member
A WEEK!!!!
thats the one thing I hate about apple stores that they can take their time and send it all off for repair, an independant service centre would have to diagnose and fix in 24hrs, shame they withdrew the licence from my local one :-(

Hopefully they'll sort it though.
 

Hitby

Well-known Member
Yeah, they do fix it on-site but they don't have the part it needs in stock.
 

Monopot

Novice Member
A WEEK!!!!
thats the one thing I hate about apple stores that they can take their time and send it all off for repair, an independant service centre would have to diagnose and fix in 24hrs, shame they withdrew the licence from my local one :-(
My old 08 MBP had 4 logic board replacements due to failed GFX chips. 3 of them done in the UK at Milton Keynes 2 were done the same day(!!) and the other was the next day. The last time it broke I am now living in New Zealand which doesn't have an Apple Store and all parts come from overseas. I took it to a premium service center and it took 4 weeks to repair!! I sold it the week after I got it back.
 

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