Released April 2010 / 2.4, 2.53 GHz Core i5 or 2.66, 2.8 GHz Core i7 Processors

560 Questions View all

Does a reliable GPU diagnostic test exist for the well known defect?

I'm a repair tech and I encounter many problems with Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15" laptops. I'm aware of the defect with the graphics processors for this release (TS4088), but I don't have a way to determine if a laptop is having the issue for sure.

I can't seem to reproduce a kernel crash reliably and Apple Service Diagnostic won't even catch the problem. I've also tried third party GPU diagnostic software, but still no luck.

I've read that Apple developed a custom diagnostic called Video System Test to test for this issue but can't seem to find it anywhere. Has anyone figured out a method of reliably testing for the graphics processor failure in this model?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0


Where do you get that test?


Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

Sadly, there is no tool available to the general public.

Apple has a bunch of internal tools some are available to authorized service techs, some not ;-{

If you are a certified tech talk to your local Apple rep. for access.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

You're calling it a graphics chip defect when it is a RAM power supply defect. Try to avoid talking to Apple certified people as even the people who recalled this don't even know what is wrong with the board.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

codylhenderson will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 4

Past 30 Days: 27

All Time: 887