9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2015 3:11 PM by Knuckles2001
Macintosh12354 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My emac from 2005 that I got recently has screen burn from his playing a login menu! And also my emac has osx panther but the window does not display in the whole screen but when I start it up the apple logo take a up the whole screen!

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,825 points)

    Welcome!

     

    First, let's figure out exactly eMac variant you have. Two of the four sub-families of eMacs had systemic hardware issues.

     

    Please use the instructions on this Apple KB page:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2395

     

    to locate the serial number and, from that, find the sub-model in the chart.

     

    PLEASE don't post your actual serial number--just the model name [ex: eMac (ATI Graphics)]

     

    Does the comptuer continue to boot to a workable state?

  • Macintosh12354 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The eMac is from 2005 it's last three digits in the serial number is scg and it does boot so you can use it and when it books the apple loading screen takes up the full screen but the desktop is very small in the middle of the screen.

  • Knuckles2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can resetting the pram

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,825 points)

    That code is for the 1.42ghz model, the last and best eMac. Based on history here, they are also remarkably trouble-free. Makes it harder to quote the "usual suspects!"

     

    Is the "very small in the middle of the screen" image distorted in any way? Is everything around it black?

     

    What happens when you start the computer while holding SHIFT during boot. When doing this, continue holding SHIFT until yo usee a meassage about "safe moe" or get a usable desktop. The safe mode boot takes longer so give it time to work.

     

    If you have system install/restore disks, see if the condition persists when you boot from a system disk.

  • Macintosh12354 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is not distorted in any way and is useable but oddly when I move the mouse below the dock I can see it and when I start it up the apple boot screen takes up the whole screen. The area around the desktop is black I already tryed to restore the system.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,305 points)

    What OS version is it?

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,825 points)

    BD, he says Panther in his original post but, according to the MacTracker database, that model originally shipped with 10.4 Tiger.

     

    Macintosh12354, can you see your "About this Mac" window enough to read the OS version.

     

    Also might be helpful if you can take a photo with a camera of phone and upload it here.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,305 points)

    I wonder if Panther isn't the problem?

     

    Macintosh12354, did it ever go full screen since you had it?

  • Knuckles2001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    try messing with the display panel in system prefrences put it at the biggest size hope that helps