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Apple releases NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009

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maanco Calculating status...
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Jan 26, 2009 5:57 PM
A new nvidia graphics update just hit the tubes today. The description doesn't detail anything about resolving the connectivity with external monitor. I've updated my macbook but haven't tested it out yet Let's hope this fixes the issue.
Aluminium MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), White MacBook, iPhone 3G, iPod 5th Gen
  • II Slap Dash II Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:50 PM (in response to maanco)
    No one has noticed any differences here and in the office... but lets definitely hope as you suggest that it fixes the external monitor this issue.
    2.4GHz, Aluminum 13-inch MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 4GB Ram, 250GB HDD
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    Jan 26, 2009 9:50 PM (in response to II Slap Dash II)
    I downloaded the update today and regret that I did. The problem for me is now worse. I cannot use my external samsung 22inch monitor on extended desktop mode, only mirror mode, and that is not helpful to me. In extended mode it goes black for extended times, flicking on occasionally to remind me that its there still.

    allan
    Macbook 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
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    Jan 27, 2009 2:51 AM (in response to maanco)
    same problem here,

    with samsung T220.
    before i can use it, with some times black screen comeout!
    but now....
    it dives me crazy.
    Macbook late2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:22 AM (in response to maanco)
    same here: the problem screen flashing on external ftf (22" mdp-vga) now is worse. now its not usealbe!
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    Jan 27, 2009 6:59 AM (in response to deluxeline)
    Same here.
    It was every 10/15 minute before on my LG L206W and now i can't even see the screen ... it blink too much ...

    the only way i made it work is by ork in extended mode and put in 1680x1500 because 1680x1050 make black screen.

    mirror mode don't work at all ...

    please apple help us!
    Macbook (late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
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    Jan 27, 2009 7:08 AM (in response to Pego)
    I thought the update was specifically for dual link adapter users. I loaded it and so far haven't seen any problems on my 30" samsung 305T.


    Glor
    Macbook 2.4 GHZ (4GB) late 2008, 30" Samsung 305T, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPhone 3G 16GB White, iPod Nano 8GB, iPod Video 60GB
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    Jan 27, 2009 11:40 AM (in response to Pego)
    I'm afraid to say since downloading the NVidia update this evening the problem of my external Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW display has gone from black screening for 3 seconds to now staying a black screen for 10-20 seconds only flicking on for 1 second! This is appalling from Apple!
    I have called AppleCare this evening and spoke with second level support and whilst the guy was helpful he said there was nothing he could do to fix my problem and he would get back to me within a week. He completely agreed that the current situation was unacceptable.
    So using my Macbook for photo and video editing needing to use an external display is useless. I'm so glad I wasted £1000 on a piece of useless metal!
    This was my first transition to Apple hoping to dump Microsoft, but I am wishing I had not bothered as all I have go so far is problems (far more than I ever have in 10 years with Microsoft!)
    Come on Apple I thought Macs were suppose to just work without the hassle!
    Macbook Alu 2.4 + Mac Mini Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • deluxeline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2009 2:55 AM (in response to maanco)
    if anybody don't know: the programm SwitchResX http://www.madrau.com/switchres/SwitchResXControl.zip solves the probleme with the screen flashing.

    only create a custom profile with exact 60Hz, then it's nor more flashing!!!
    this also should be told the apple engineers...
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    Jan 29, 2009 9:41 PM (in response to maanco)
    I am having a problem that I suspect might be related to this update. I just got the Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter from Apple and it is having a weird issue with my external monitor. The colour of the screen tints green then switches to blue or some other colour every few seconds. This is VERY annoying and makes the text unreadable.

    I have posted a video of this on youtube.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRoqFcrPMwI
    MacBook (Aluminium), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jouner Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2009 11:09 PM (in response to hekevintran)
    If your Mac worked fine with the external monitor before updating the Nvidia Graphic Update, uninstall the update would be the best solution now. And it works for me.

    Requirement: you must have a TIME MACHINE

    - Browse the content of the TIME MACHINE and choose the back up folder having the date before you updated the system. Navigate to /System/Library/Extension.
    - Drag the following files from /System/Library/Extension on the TIME MACHINE to /System/Library/Extension on your hard drive and choose replace
    AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext
    NVDANV10Hal.kext
    NVDANV20Hal.kext
    NVDANV30Hal.kext
    NVDANV40Hal.kext
    NVDANV50Hal.kext
    NVDAResman.kext.

    - Restart the computer.

    Hope this solution can work on your system.

    You should read this website for knowing how I can know what files should be replaced.

    http://blog.kristankenney.com/2009/02/01/how-to-uninstall-nvidia-graphics-update -2009/
    Macbook Air 1.86, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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    Feb 3, 2009 4:40 PM (in response to maanco)
    I want previous driver BACK! It's now getting worse. The screen black out so often that drives me crazy. It was not that often in previous version.
    Aluminum MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
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