Reloading iMac ATI Video Driver?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gr8gatzby, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. gr8gatzby macrumors member

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    A friend of mine's Gen 1 Intel iMac is giving him random error messages with his ATI video card, and randomly blacking out the screen. How can I uninstall / reinstall the ATI driver? Or is there a better way to troubleshoot this? Thanks!
     
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Folks round here will need a bit more info to help you. Is your friend in OS X or bootcamp Windows. What programs are running when this happens. Does it happen right after the Mac is turned on or does the system have to be on for an hour or more. More detail will get more answers.

    Cheers,
     
  3. gr8gatzby thread starter macrumors member

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    10.4, no windows. haven't played with it myself, but my question remains. Like windows, can I uninstall / reinstall the ATI drivers as a first realm of attack?
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    No, not simple to do like Windows. I've had 7 different Macs over the past 6 years and never once even tried. I just update when the updates come out. I've seen threads where people do that sort of thing but it reminds me of my late 80's UNIX experiences and I have never played around at that level.
     
  5. IrishBritish macrumors member

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    Wouldn't doing a fresh reinstall bring all that back for you?
     

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