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I have a iMac4, 1 which I've been using for years with windows with no problem. Recently I've re-installed windows 7 (and of course bootcamp). The problem is my external display no longer works. (it worked fine before I re-installed windows). Worse yet I can't seem to find the correct driver for it. I'm really stuck here. Any ideas??
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What is the make and model of the display?

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Acer S232HL:
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Display Serial Number: LQY080094201
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Rotation: Supported

I got this information from snow leopard (which is also on the same computer)
Also just in case, here is the video card info:
ATI Radeon X1600:

Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x71c5
Revision ID: 0x0000
EFI Driver Version: 01.00.068
Displays:
iMac:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
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Well it is not an iMac 4.1 which was released in 1999!

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OK....... Thanks for that bit of info. But about the driver, any ideas about where I could find it????????
Also from inside snow leopard, I go to the system profiler this is exactly (copy and pasted) what's listed:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.1f5
Serial Number (system): QP6160T7U2S
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB894A63
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That monitor is plug and play for Windows and does not require a driver. The driver you may need is for your video card. What does Windows 7 show in the hardware tree for the video card? It should show the ATI Radeon X1600.

Also, this thread was moved to the correct forum - here.
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Good point. Windows did not show X1600 for the video driver. But snow leopard did. So rather than searching for mac hardware drivers I started looking for randon drivers and after more searching I found
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/10-2_leg...-64_dd_ccc.exe
which has the drivers for the X1650, which did the trick. Thanks!
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You may like to try this driver:-

DriverMax - Display Adapters - ATI Technologies Inc. - Download ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 Computer Driver Update

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Glad to hear you got it working. Just a point here.... Windows almost never requires a driver for a monitor. As many years as I have used Windows I don't believe I ever had to dig up a driver for a monitor. You can pull an old CRT monitor off the storage shelf and Windows will "see" it as plug and play. Video drivers are a horse of a different color though.
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