Re: An iMac Screen Problem …..

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 11:56:21 EDT 2012


Yeah what keith said, check that first!

On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Keith Clarke <
keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:

> ...you haven't accidentally done a Control + Mouse scroll-up and just
> zoomed the display? Easily solved by Control + Scroll-down?
> Best,
> Keith..
>
> On 12 Jun 2012, at 16:43, Mike Bonner wrote:
>
> > Since you mentioned a second display, you might try a couple things.
> > Disconnect the second display long enough so that your mac has to
> > re-configure its settings. Might force it to reset the imac screen.
> >
> > Then plug the external back in and wait for it to re-config things again.
> >
> > Also might simply see if you can force the old screen to a different res,
> > wait a few seconds then set it back.
> >
> > Without a mac I can't experiment, but.. Is it possible there is a virtual
> > res setting? (meaning a desktop bigger than the resolution of the
> display)
> > on the mac?  I've seen such setups where you can scroll around a larger
> > area than is currently being shown.
> >
> > There can also be quirks as far as how dual display is set up, various
> > modes (stretch, mirror etc) where if your external monitor is a diff res
> > than the native and the things go wonky, the main screen can display
> things
> > based on the settings of the 2nd monitor (so if the 2nd is higher res,
> > things go weird and the native displays things positionally so that some
> > things leave the screen)
> >
> > There is of course the other option, hardware failure.  Could be a popped
> > capacitor or who knows (not even close to my area of expertise)
> >
> > Just read BVGs response, yep, same type of theory.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Francis Nugent Dixon <
> effendi at wanadoo.fr>wrote:
> >
> >> Hi from "Here",
> >>
> >> This is ever-so-slightly a non LiveCode problem,
> >> but I know that a lot of you guys have Macs, so
> >> here we go :
> >>
> >> I have a two year old iMac 20 inch, flawless since
> >> I bought it. Today, my screen suddenly went haywire,
> >> as if I had changed screen resolution (which I didn't).
> >>
> >> 1 - I can no longer see Dock on the base of the screen
> >> 2 - The display flows over into my second monitor
> >> 3 - Everything on the screen is bigger (icons, etc)
> >>
> >> Now on previous monitors, we had controls to solve
> >> display problems, but on an iMac there are none.
> >>
> >> Screen resolution has remained unchanged : 1680 x 1050.
> >>
> >> Has anybody had any problems like this, and has a
> >> solution, or is my iMac dying ?
> >>
> >> - Francis
> >>
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