Bad/Stretched display on E-mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macbda, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. macbda macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010
    I am new to the forum and just needed some advice.
    I have an older e-mac that I use and the display suddenly became distorted and stretched. I can't see all of the words in finder or even the apple icon to shut down the has stretched far off of the display.
    I tried the display settings in system preferences and tried to adjust settings in geometry but nothing there seemed to help fix it. I can adjust the height but not the width.
    When I connected a Dell monitor to the e-macs display output it looked fine in the monitor.
    Is there any suggestions on how to correct the display on the e-mac.
    It basically was fine until a few days agao and when it turned on it was like this.
    Thanks for any help or advice
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i know you tried some geometry settings , have you reset to factory settings ?
    tried other resolutions (lower ones ) ?
    have you installed any software to enhance resolutions like SwitchResX Control or Displayconfigx prior to the problem ?
  3. macbda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks for the response,
    Yes I did try to reset to factory settings but that wasn't able to change anything. I also had not previously installed any software to enhance resolutions. For now I will just connect a monitor to it. I am really not sure how to tackle this. It did try to use a apple hardware test cd that came with the computer but it did not recognize the cd or it said it did not support apple hardware test,
    Thanks for your response.

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