Seems Mac OS/X has not escaped the unnecessary annoyances of Windows. Below are details to unstall a product on my MacBook, following it crashing my machine a few times with the “blue screen on death” below.
Eye TV Lite is the software that comes with the Pinnacle TV line of products for the Apple Mac.
To completely uninstall the EyeTV Lite software and it associated files, please follow the steps below.
1. Drag the EyeTV Lite application from the Application folder to the trash.
a. Open Finder
b. Select Applications
c. Select EyeTV Lite and drab it to the trash
2. Using Finder, move the following files to the trash.
Below is a list of the files that need to be removed and their function. Below that is the location of the files.
com.elgato.eyetv.plist – stores the preferences and there are 2 copies on the hard drive
EyeTV Helper – assits with USB/FireWire issues
com.elgato.eyetv.devices.plist – preference file related to the available devices
com.elgato.eyetv.world.plist – preference file related to the channel lists
Wakein – assists EyeTV Lite with waking/booting to record
EyeTVEPG.db – EPG data is stored in this file
EyeTV Archive – contains all of your recordings and scheduled programs
EyeTVClassicDontSeize.kext – All of the kernel extension files .kext are to prevent the Mac OS X from attempting to talk to TV devices that can appear as generic USB audio class or HID class devices before the actual firmware has been uploaded to them.
EyeTVAfaTechHidBlock.kext – same as above
EyeTVEmpiaAudioBlock.kext – same as above
Drag these files from the location listed to the trash using Finder
/Library/Application Support/EyeTV/EyeTV Helper
NOTE 1: If you erase the EyeTV preference files, then any activation key you may have will need to be re-entered.
NOTE 2: The files with the extention .kext can only be erased with root/superuser access. Also, to erase EyeTV Helper, you first have to quit it by using the Process Viewer or Activity Monitor.