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Power Failure Caused Video Problems ....

Yesterday our neighbor was messing around with the circuit breakers and cut the power to our dining room, which turned off my external HD.

I can still boot from the external HD, but there is a serious video problem now. I'm still online with the external HD, but having visual difficulty with certain things (buttons, links, scroll tabs, and pictures are really bad quality, e-mail hard to see ...).

I can still boot from the internal HD (iBook G4), and the video is just fine. So the problem doesn't seem to be with the iBook's video card.

I reinstalled Tiger (10.4) on the external HD, but still have the same problem.

I ran Disk Warrior and Disk Utility, but still have the same problem.

Any ideas what might be the problem, and how to fix it?

- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
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- Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
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It sounds like the external HD may be booting up in safe mode with forced low resolution.

Try running this command in Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args=""
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It sounds like the external HD may be booting up in safe mode with forced low resolution.

Try running this command in Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args=""
Exactly how do I perform this operation ... ???

I want to make sure that I don't end up stuck, and not able to boot my computer ... !!!

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Open Terminal (Applications>Utilities) and copy the "sudo..." text in the prompt.
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It sounds like the external HD may be booting up in safe mode with forced low resolution.

Try running this command in Terminal: sudo nvram boot-args=""
I tried using the Terminal command, but when the computer asked for my password, I couldn't figure out how to enter the password. I tried typing my password, but nothing happened ....

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That is what usually happens keeps it secret from anyone watching. Go back to Terminal, type in password and hit return key.
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That is what usually happens keeps it secret from anyone watching. Go back to Terminal, type in password and hit return key.
I tried that and still no luck ....

- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
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