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EMac Screen Resolution

EMac. After doing a clean install the monitor is only displaying an eight inch square window. Under display, it shows two screens. One is 640 by 480 and the other is 1024 by 768. Neither can be modified. Will disassemble if required. Thanks

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  • Loteck Dec 26, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. When I did the clean install I forgot to load the updates. Did that and everything is fine now so it was a software problem. I am able to buy these eMacs locally from a computer re-cycler for $30.00 and with a little work they do fine. The biggest problem they have is they only have one IDE bus. Removing the bottom cover exposes the IDE bus, memory and battery. I'm able to switch between a hard drive or CDROM drive as needed with longer cables. Anything connected this way must be set as slave drive. For the cost I can live with this minor inconvenience.


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Hi Loteck,

In my other life, I do computer support for a major metropolitan school district. We've had quite a few eMacs that have been coming in with bad displays. We don't even try to fix them any more. They get the Airport cards, CD drives and any other spare parts like RAM upgrades pulled, then get recycled.

Probably not the answer you're looking for, but with most technology, there comes a time when fixing it isn't worth the trouble, unless it's your hobby. I wish you good luck and a better answer if it exists.

If I can be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it accordingly.

Thanks in-advance,


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