Changing display with black screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ds164, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Ds164 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I accidentally changed the display setting on my mac mini to 1080p. As soon as I did this, it went black. I wasn't thinking, ... the TV is only 720p. And so, now I am trying to change the setting back to a lower resolution but all I have to work with is a black screen. As the computer is starting up, I see the apple screen then it goes black. I have tried "safe" mode by holding shift but it has gotten me no where. Anybody have any ideas for me???
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

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    Texas
    #2
    If you can ssh in to your terminal (need Remote Login enabled in System Preferences I believe), then you can do this in the terminal from a different system

    >newscreen -h 1440 -v 900 (set your resolution to whatever will work for you though).

    Hope it helps,

    Brian
     

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