wallstreet woes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bluekatt, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. bluekatt macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    as stated previously i have a couple of wallstreets
    one is very much dead and used as a parts machine ( gorgeous screen)
    but both have a problem

    they are both 233 mhz with 128 mb ram and stock 2 gig hd's

    the first one doesnt come further then the os x load screen and the screen goes black from there on

    the second one which is a series II ( inside is stamped 24 march 1999 ) has a problem of a differtn kind
    its permanently stuck in a resolution of 1024x768
    its screen obviously doesnt support these kind of shenanigans and half of the desktop is off screen
    is there anyway i can scroll or at least force the vchip via software to go to 800x600 ?
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Both problems sound like they may be driver related. On both I would boot into safe mode (hold shift while booting). Then run repair permissions in disk utility. Then delete the files extensions.kext and extensions.mkext to rebuild your drivers list.

    Disk Utility: /HD/Application/Utilities
    Extension.kext and mkext: /HD/System/Library
  3. bluekatt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2008
    ill give it a go
    but the series 2 pulls the 1024 resolution even when booting of cd rom and with brand new installs which leads me to think its something in the hardware
  4. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    Try switchresx. If that doesn't force it to change, nothing will.

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