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Enlarged Desktop Screen

I dropped my Acer computer the other day. The computer still works, but the screen is messed up pretty bad. I'm am going to send it in for repair, but while I'm waiting to send it in, I was wondering if someone could help me with one of the problems I'm having. After I restarted the computer after the incident ;( the desktop screen was enlarged. I can only see the top left corner of my background picture, half of my icons are missing, and my start menu is missing. I believe they are still on my desktop though, I just can't see them. I can change the resolution of the desktop to make it smaller, but it just keeps moving the screen further and further down to the bottem right corner. I know that if I can figure out how to move my desktop screen over, then I could see my entire screen perfectly.

Does anyone know how to move the desktop screen on an Acer? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    yea i have the same problem all i can see is the top leaft of my background and i didnt even drop it


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That's a result of the drop. the board inside of your laptop screen is most likely damaged

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