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EMac screen resolution size is only one choice 800x600

I have an eMac that is behaving badly. The most obvious sign is the screen is only the size of a postcard. I cannot even click on any button that are out of sight on this. Therefore I can't download any updates that might repair this. When I go to monitors in the System Prefs...the only monitor size choice is the one selected. 800x600. It used to have all the choices my working eMacs have. Any suggestions or should I just throw it away? Thanks.

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    Carlos L. Burgos Feb 08, 2008

    A few thigns to try. First off, it's always best to run an LCD in its native resolution. On the G5 iMac, that's 1440x900 for the 17" and 1680x1050 for the 20" version. The next thing to do is go to System Preferences, select the Appearance item, and then choose a font smoothing style at the bottom. I recommend Medium.

    Other than these two things, there's not really much you can do to improve on-screen font display

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1st start it in safe mode.install video driver from motherboard support cd.then start it in normal mode.then you may change your monitor resolution.

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