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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nvidia & Acer Screw Ups

Finally Fixed in Driver Version 280.26 the info below is now obsolete to fix the issue just download and install the latest Nvidia Driver.
Recently the stupid Acer Tech People left out the Device ID of Acer Aspire 4740G's Graphics Adapter G310M resulting in no more Verde Driver for Acer Aspire 4740G.
There is no justification or explanation from either Nvidia or Acer side.
You can imagine the frustration from this bullshit.
Screw Nvidia and Acer. Either way they are going down the Crapple route and are slowly making their way into my overprice laptops black list.


To fix Nvidia/Acer's screw up, open "nvac.inf" using a text editor found inside the extracted driver inside the "display driver" folder.
Ctrl - F and enter "0A75"
When you see this line
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.01% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_035A1025
Change it to
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.01% = Section011, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A75&SUBSYS_03181025 
Then save and exit and rerun the installer.
There is a big red warning sign because you modified the driver so it fails WHQL so just ignore it and continue to install.


Damn Nvidia & Acer.


If you do not want to see the stupid Red Warning Box complain to Acer / Nvidia about their screws up and make it heard.

5 comments:

mike said...

doesnt seem to work. tried several times. still cant install new driver.

mike said...

doesnt seem to work. any other work around?

Admin said...

It definitely works you must have did something in the process.
When I say rerun setup.exe I meant the setup in the extracted NVIDIA folder not the original exe.

Chew said...

will you post more detail for this guide?? like with pictures and so cause i'm kinda a blockhead. Also will this work with the latest beta driver?

Chew said...

never mind, i think Acer & Nvidia brought back the support, I installed the 280.19 beta driver smoothly without modding the inf file