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video settings on a 6500
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Oct 28, 2001, 09:48 PM
so for some reason I keep buying old powermacs, anyhow the last one I got was a 6500 to use as an mp3 server. I found an Apple multiscan 15" monitor on ebay for cheap and thought I was set. I plug it in and it makes all the right sounds, except that the video is set to 640x480 as default. Not a problem I think, but as I go to the monitor control panel it's the only option available. So I play around with the control panel, calibrate the color and all that, and decide to restart the machine. So then after a restart other video settings magically appear and I can run the monitor at 800x600 with millions of colors like I had originally envisioned. Thinking that all is well, I shut the thing down as usual but today when I start the thing up again I only get 640x480 resolution again. But today no matter how many times I restart the thing and play with the monitor control panel I can't get anything but 640x480 resolution. Does anyone know what could possibly be going wrong?

System specs:
96 mb RAM
30 gig hdd
OS 9.1
275 mhz
15" apple multiscan monitor stuck at 640x480 resolution
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Oct 29, 2001, 04:59 AM
This seems like a pretty straight forward battery problem. Get a new system battery and I bet that your loss of monitor preferences will be fixed. The battery you are looking for is teh 4.6v square battery with the wire lead. Radio Shack should have what you want on shelf. No guarantes on this solution.
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