HELP! Leopard virually unusable due to lockups after clean install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vegas-steven, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. vegas-steven macrumors regular

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    I am going to REPOST this here, since no one answered it on this site under iMac hardware, and no one answered it on apple's own support website:

    I am so frustrated:

    I use windows alot on my las gen imac.
    The machine is the middle of the road version with the ATI 1600x graphics and the faster CPU.

    I had a hell of a time installing leopard. I couldnt upgrade so i just backed up everything and did a clean install, then reinstalled ilife and everything else.

    Since i run windows alot (i use mac for graphics and video and my family uses windows for everything else since this is what they are used to) i didnt use leopard much.

    when i started to use leopard to do a website project in photoshop cs3 i noticed that:

    leopard locks up all the time. constantly... without fail.

    I cannot get a remedy to the problem. there are also video artifacts. Such as lines across the screen, and some funky looking jittery looking lines when i view complex photoshop docs etc.

    So i see that this is some sort of video issue? I have tried installing a "fix" from apple that dates to november, a week after leopard launched, but this package will not install - it tells me the software is not necessary.

    the computer has all current updates to today (Feb 8th) and i need to be able to get a stable OS... i am ready to return the computer to the store (it is under a non apple warranty at FRYS electronics) and get service call, they will give me a loaner but PUHLEASE.... why do i need to do this??

    This is OBVIOUSLY a driver issue, and needs a work around... and NO, i havent tried releasing the pram yet. I wanted to see what people said here before i screwed around with yet more stuff that could potentially screw up my system... at lease windows works as it is now. the last thing i need is to mess that up somehow.

    -Steven
    (very very dissapointed and very much pro apple)
     
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Run Software Update to see if anything pops up, otherwise I would suggest you call Apple tech support or return the machine.
     
  3. elmo151 Guest

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    NYC
    #3
    try macfixit lots of tutorials for this and related problems
     

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