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SMSRotated PERMANENTLY FLIPPED MY SCREEN!!


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Help! I just downloaded and installed SMSRotated on my MacBook. On turning it on, my MacBooks screen flipped straight away and even though I turned it vertical then horizontal a few times, it wouldn't flip back. I force-quit the application (because my mouse was all sideways and I couldn't close the app properly) and found that my screen was still flipped. I restarted my MacBook and now all I have got is the blue start-up screen as a strip down the middle of the screen (as if the entire screen is on it's side and shrunk to fit in the middle)
How do I get my MacBook screen the right way round???

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Did you read the author's caveat notes? It may not work as expected on some models - perhaps yours?

According to his instructions, "escape" should return the screen orientation back to normal but I suspect you already tried that. About the only thing I can suggest is to uninstall the application if you can find your way around the OS.

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try taking out the macs battery thats what i do when things like that happen i it works!
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Thanks for your suggestion, but unfortunately the OS won't even load
I get the chime, a light blue strip (same colour as when you normally boot up) and then after a while I see a darker blue strip (same colour as you see just before the login screen)

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I reinstalled my battery (twice) but with no effect. I was wondering weather reinstalling my RAM would make a difference?

If not, is their any way of completely resetting my MacBook, then reinstalling my OS (luckily I have backed up my hd, so no problems their)

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ok this is strange. i've tried a few things including reinstalling RAM and booting up my external hard drive. neither of these worked. i then tried removing my internal hard drive and booting up and found that i got exactly the same thing! Does that mean the system change is somewhere else on my MacBook, and not on my internal hd?

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ok this is strange. i've tried a few things including reinstalling RAM and booting up my external hard drive. neither of these worked. i then tried removing my internal hard drive and booting up and found that i got exactly the same thing! Does that mean the system change is somewhere else on my MacBook, and not on my internal hd?
Well, it seems that "thing" is more like a virus than a program to offset the sudden motion detector!

Try these procedures:

Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

I'm wondering if that "program" didn't somehow mess with the firmware on your machine? I hope not. Anyway, try the above and let us know.

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Thanks for all your replies. I've finally sorted it out now! I realized that the 'strip' was a line of stretched pixels, and I could see a flickering white at the top when I moved my mouse (obviously my mouse). So, making the assumption that this was the log-in screen, I typed in my password and hit enter. A stretched red pixel appeared - it was my stretched pixel wallpaper! So (without being able to see anything!), I hit Command+Space to open Spotlight, typed in SMSRotated, and hit the down arrow to (hopefully) get to the app. On hitting enter, my screen suddenly went black, and when it recovered my screen was properly flipped! All I had to do was hit escape to flip back and voila! Back to normal!

Again, thanks for all your replies, I really appreciate it!

Zacariem

PS: Just deleted SMSRotated!

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