Option Key on Powerbook problem
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Author:  endorphin [ Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Option Key on Powerbook problem

My powerbook has developed a fault with the option key. When I start her up it seems to think I have the option key held down and so I have to choose the HD everytime i start. Once started I can type normally for between 30 seconds to about 20 minutes and then the computer defaults to option held down text eg. œ∑´®†¥

I thought maybe the keyboard had gotten wet or had capped out due to age so replaced the keyboard however it made no difference. I've reinstalled the OS (twice), as well as reset pretty much everything I could but nothing has resulted from that. I haven't done a clean install yet as I'm loath to have to back up and reinstall everything.

Does anyone know what may be causing the problem or have any suggestions?

Author:  powerbookmedic [ Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Option Key on Powerbook problem

It really depends on the exact model Powerbook G4 you have. Some models have the keyboard connecting into the top case, so a top case replacement would likely fix your issue. Most units however have the keyboard attaching to the logic board, so you many need to replace the logic board to fix the issue.


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