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Next you type the command that will erase all of the users' data.I assume you want to erase all personal data,since you want the computer to start up as though it's ULTBW100 46,168 views 11:29 A week with a G4 - Are they obsolete? - Duration: 8:05. I've been scouring the forums for solutions to this problem. So now I'm really puzzled. http://drupaltr.org/powerbook-g4/powerbook-g4-keyboard-not-working.html
It worked for about 6 months. I'm going to try your fix for now but messing around with this defective hardware will cost me more in billable downtime than the $250 for a new top case. I very much appreciate the tip - while not all of it goes to me, the majority of it does. http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/PowerBook-G4-Al-17-Inch/Keyboard-1-1-5-GHz-/55/4/Page-1 http://www.powerbookmedic.com/xcart1/product.php?productid=16506&cat=378&page=1 If you're not comfortable with these options, Apple has an excellent out-of-warranty flat rate repair program for PowerBooks. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/powerbook-g4-keyboard-problem.415263/
After like 40 minutes of rebooting my MBP (about the same as yours, 1 yr old, 2.2 Ghz) it started working again, all of a sudden *sigh*. ~a frustrated apple user. Any suggestions before I start jamming things into the guts (of the computer, of course)? 59 Bram Andersen Apr 1, 2009 at 1:10 am Amazing! Ok, I just tried it. This may fix the problem.
- I was told this is not an Apple recognised fault… Strange as there are hundreds of people having the same problem and are all reported on Apple's Forum, but according to
- I took the problem to Genius bar and was fuming at their response.
- I'm not the original owner, and I kept forgetting to buy a set because everything was going fine. (SEE WHERE THAT THINKING LANDED ME?
- Perhaps the most frustrating thing is that you really can build a machine that is so much faster (a desktop machine I mean) in everyday use for a tiny fraction of
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- When the problem was not solved, I went searching again, and, thanks to goundry, I realized that you have to hold down the power-on button, too.
- For those out of warranty, that sucks.
- I'll try to be as specific as possible.
Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. At least I now know that it is probably the ribbon. This is the first solution to actually work and it's been so frustrating. I start to type my password and the keys aren't responding.
Instead of using pressure to keep the ribbon in place, they used a piece of anti-static tape. Finding the "sweet spot" on the ribbon became an exercise in finger dexterity. Only way to be sure is try. knexpertcaleb 231,441 views 3:21 Trash-Picked Macintosh PowerBook G4!!! - Duration: 20:01.
I wasn't too pleased with having a bit of mounting board holding down a wire as a fix, so I called Apple about this. Thank a million times Jason!!! 68 Gianluca from Italy May 7, 2009 at 7:28 am You're THE MAN. So Apple is or is not acknowledging this problem actually exists? Sven from Germany 34 Christos Feb 4, 2009 at 10:53 am I bought the early 2008 MBP this October and I've been having that problem since November.
I'll remember that, since my MBP is nearing the end of its warranty. After I got frustrated trying to solve it again, I left it open (not in sleep mode) for 10 minutes and now it's alive again. I followed the following advice to reset the PRAM and it worked http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238 I simply: * Switched off the mac * Held down the Command, Option, P and R keys and When I turned the PB on, I got the normal chime and it booted to the log in screen.
Cheers! 21 brunus Jan 9, 2009 at 6:45 am Hi you all, I'm not among the happy ones: the fix did't work for me! check over here This fixed the problem. It simply wears away the insulation on the cable so it short circuits against the frame and/or metal piece above it, causing a variety of often inconsistent issues like the keyboard I have both Leopard and Vista runnning on my maching via bootcamp.
Thanks a million! 85 Matthias Jul 3, 2009 at 10:50 am Hey all, I have a little improvement which maybe can help some of you guys. You have to start doing something about this APPLE, Inc., many people may start losing their loyalty just because of this crap issue. 84 mark Jun 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm Sign in 2 Loading... his comment is here It definitely worked on my early ‘08 MBP 15″ running 10.5.6.
Problem solved-MBP running 10.6.1. 107 driver97 Oct 22, 2009 at 2:51 am The course of events is appropriately called alternation of generations. , 108 WELBORN Oct 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm Brunus The pre 22 Bongani Jan 16, 2009 at 5:24 am Thanks a lot Jason, My MBP's keyboard and trackpad are working again. I tried your fix and keyboard and trackpad came back to life - Thank you!
One thought: As anyone tried lifting the clear plastic flap covering the ribbon and checking the connection?
Before you go on moving ribbon cables and all. If you can't type anything, then it's definitely a hardware problem. 2) If it's a hardware problem, there are a few possibilities. I am a LONG-time Apple user. Right now I am in Windows writing this post on the very same laptop.
Anyone can verify what I've said? 38 Ewen Feb 9, 2009 at 10:42 pm Awesome man- worked perfectly. I am really starting to "stress"... Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? weblink Three hours to drive to Apple Store to talk to Genius who tells me to go home and 3.
You're doing a great job in helping find a solution to your keyboard problem. Any suggestions? Loading... Right at or after the startup sound hold Command+Option+P+R and keep them down.
I am told it works with all people who had at first an intermittently unresponsive keyboard or mouse turned permanent. I am pissed with apple and their design flaws that we spend thousands of dollars on. 82 Rick Jun 18, 2009 at 10:51 am Jason… all I can say is thank This is the 1st time I have ever been on this site (actually had never even heard of it), so not real sure how everything works. Mac keyboard not working?
He right away said they'll replace my keyboard for $310 (warantee expired) without even considering what I was telling him. Click the "Off" radio button next to Mouse Keys. How did you find my site? Loading...
I went back into my justanswers acct & tried to add $ to my balance, but for some weird reason, it would only allow me to add another $9. And since the trackpad and mouse translate touch instructions to USB signals, he thinks (of course without being able to test it on a bench) that I may need a new Test for this problem like this: Put your laptop to sleep. See if it makes a 2nd startup sound.
I love their OS but their equipment is making me want to run a hackintosh. I visited the Apple store in NY yesterday and was told the same thing - $310 + tax. Jul 14, 2014 11:38 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by justinfppc, justinfppc Jul 14, 2014 11:39 AM in response to BDAqua Level 1 (0 points) Jul 14, He then returned later that day saying ‘what exactly was wrong with your laptop?' - the keyboard and trackpad now work fine without the paper.
It can sometimes cost upwards of $750 to purchase & install a motherboard in some Mac laptops. 2.