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Powerbook G4 12 Trackpad Not Working
It did not feel at all like any other Apple trackpad that I had used up until this point. Working... I'm really disappointed that Apple doesn't recognize clear hardware errors like this. Quality issues The hinges on the Titanium PowerBook display are notorious for breaking under typical use. http://drupaltr.org/powerbook-g4/powerbook-g4-trackpad-not-working.html
I don't mind replacing the battery myself, but I'm not willing to send this thing in for repairs. wayne Says: December 13th, 2005 at 2:42 pm 12/13/2005 - Kudos to MacMall. Thank You!! 61 Dustin Apr 3, 2009 at 8:18 pm Hey, The trick above only worked once for me. Thanks a lot for your help PietroClick to expand... find more
A variety of other complaints include irritably slow mouse tracking, customers receiving shocks from the PowerBooks due to static electricity and TrackPads failing to respond at all for short periods of Cheers! 41 Unresponsive trackpad and keyboard for Macbook Pro | Connecting the dots... After days of extensive testing with the trackpad button, I've concluded that unless I click with my left hand and apply very strong and constant pressure while moving the pointer around http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=273551 Christos, thanks for the XP test. 36 Simone Feb 4, 2009 at 6:58 pm I had the same problem in december on my MBP 17″.
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- Thanks, dc 62 Michael Apr 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm I have a MBP 2.2, and been very frustrated for about a week now with this keyboard/trackpad issue.
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- Also, my comp is heating to 180+ degrees with fans going at 6000rpm..
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- I have seen this slow/jumpy trackpad behavior more on battery power than on AC." Kevin Pierce adds "I find that the cursor occasionally gets stuck in addition to slow response.
- It misses clicks and stutters when holding it down.
- it's enough to lift a "balloon-like" sticker and press that very same ribbon cable.
When Apple switched to Intel x86 processors in 2006 the PowerBook G4's form and aluminium chassis were ported to the new Intel-based MacBook Pro, albeit with several minor alterations (such as After the testing had completed, I migrated the users data back on to the machine using the Apple migration tool. Peter share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply iThinkergoiMac, May 26, 2010 iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030 Joined: Jan 20, 2010 Location: Terra #18 Sawtooth811 said: Been struggling with a dead keyboard and trackpad for the last 24 hours.
I'm now running my MBP without battery and it works perfectly, well, only if we consider this as a sufficient solution… I'll bring it back to Apple, maybe they meanwhile discovered But having a properly working pointer device is a must. BBISHOPPCM's World 83,763 views 20:01 Powerbook 12" Repair - Keyboard - Ram - Top Case - Battery Removal - Duration: 10:10. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/14651/How+do+I+fix+a+non-working+trackpad The trackpad on their demo was generally unacceptable.
Various fixes suggest cleaning underneath it, resetting the PMU as well as the PRAM. Usually the hinge (which is shaped like an L) will break just to the left of where it attaches to the lower case on the right hinge, and just to the Petition time…. Retrieved September 20, 2012. ^ Schlender, Brent (May 14, 2001). "Steve Jobs The Graying Prince Of a Shrinking Kingdom Older and smarter, the CEO whipped his company back into the black.
Furthermore, without using extreme pressure during a drag or scroll, the electrical connection may "stutter" (even though the physical click has not been released), causing a file to be accidentally dropped https://www.cnet.com/news/2005-powerbook-g4-special-report-erratic-trackpad-behavior/ It rarely worked. anyway, many thanks, this article saved me a giant headache. 73 klaus May 20, 2009 at 12:42 am paper roll helps, will have a look under the plastic cover though. He said he could order a new trackpad and have it installed at the store.
None of this helped.SO, I deduced that it must be a hardware problem and I could probably fix it since I knew the problem originated under the button itself. check over here Peace! How did you find my site? If this answer is acceptable please remember to return and mark it.
based on this forum, and a few others i am beginning to think the problem may be software, and there is a sort of ‘keep alive signal' that is reactivated whenever Anonymous form close (x) Front Page Mac Blog iOS Blog Roundups AirPort Apple Car Apple Deals Apple Pay Apple Stores Apple TV Apple VR Project Should I take it to the service center or try to buy the parts on ebay and replace it myself? his comment is here If I have known this before, I would have made a lot more money by repairing my very first 1.5GHz PowerBook with that issue.
I'll try this solution. As a loyal Apple customer, I pay a cost premium for not only the superior OS, but out of expectation of higher QC and design quality. So I went to iFixit.com.I found the Upper Case removal instructions here: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/PowerBook-G4-Al-15-Inch-1-5-1-67-BT-2-0-LR/Upper -Case/64/3/Overall, it took me about an hour of meticulous work.
Press down on the ribbon cable.
General 15-inch PowerBook G4 Developer Note 17-inch PowerBook G4 Developer Note Mactracker Detailed information on Apple Macintosh computers. I've had six PowerBooks since the PowerBook 100, and I can definitely state that my new PowerBook G4 15″ has a dysfunctional trackpad. Fair to us. http://drupaltr.org/powerbook-g4/powerbook-g4-volume-not-working.html It works perfectly!