Cana monitor have a hardware problem so it only work on a fixed resolution?

By madmalkav ยท 6 replies
Jul 8, 2006
  1. I have an Apple MultipleScan 1705 connected to a PowerMac 7100. No matters what version of MacOS Y use, it will only work at 832x624 , any other resolution, lower or higher, will mess the image -it will be distorted an you will "see the refresh"-.

    I'm starting to think it is a monitor problem, but not sure. Any ideas?
  2. awsskater892

    awsskater892 TS Rookie Posts: 96

    Well, certain monitors are maid for certain resolutions, but im not to formillular with macs, so i cant help you much there. I would look on apples tech help, you would probably find better help. -Nick
  3. madmalkav

    madmalkav TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This monitor is supposed to work ok from 640x480 to 1024x768. I will try to talk to some apple tech service and see what they can tell me.

    Thanks for your reply :)
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    how old is the monitor? it may be reaching its age..
    have you checked the cables and such are connected properly?
    and any settings on the monitor itself correct?
  5. madmalkav

    madmalkav TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The monitor is old, about 10 years. Everything has been double checked.

    I just find weird that a monitor that can work from 640x480 to 1024x768 will work ok on a resolution and won't on others, seems really strange to me. When a monitor fails, it dails in all resolutions ;)
  6. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    10 years is a long time.. hardware failure is unpredictable, in terms of monitors, they can range from total kaputz to wierd discolouration like the monitor is taking LSD or just turn on and off by itself..

    Test the monitor on another pc if available, and vice versa (monitor) for the mac you are using. That should eliminate which one being the culprit..
  7. madmalkav

    madmalkav TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Monitor does the same in a PowerMac G3, so I think it limits it to a monitor or cable problem.
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