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Resolution i accidentally altered the resolution setting on my os 9.2 mac. my monitor cannot handle the resolution setting and just flickers now. is there a way to reset things like that using a function key or keyboard short cut without losing any data

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Try connecting to another monitor. Some have the capacity to handle a bigger variety of resolutions.

Another trick would be to repeatedly press F8 whilst starting your PC
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If you can boot your system into safe-mode, then your monitor cannot handle a "higher graphic resolution" which will result a black screen. You can try using a better montor with resolution "1280x720".

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The screen/desk top of my Mac 10 has now 5 lines from top to bottom starting with one and increasing to 5 over several weeks. 2 lines n one side , one in the middle and two more an inch apart on right...

· If I understand the issue, it sounds like the monitor screen is going out.

· But there are a couple of things to try since being close to a high voltage source or incorrect Resolution setting could cause something close to that.


· Let us start with the Display resolution since it is the easiest.

· Hold down on the Apple in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.

· 1. Select System Preferences

· 2. Click on the Displays icon

· 3. In the box under Resolutions make sure a resolution selected has 60 Hz if you are running a Flat Screen (LCD) Monitor.

· If that is not the issue, try moving the Mac to a different location. (Next room)

· If that does not work, try booting the machine for the install disk, if it looks fine when running from the disk you could have a corrupt driver. In that case reinstalling the OS should fix it.


· Ok none of that works: Take the machine to your local Apple store for the Genius to look at. He should be able to tell by looking at it what is up.

· Best of luck.

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