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[Dec. 4th, 2008|07:57 pm]
Apple iBook


i have been looking all over for an answer to my ibook problem. the letters y and h, the number 6 and the F6 function on my keyboard do not work. if you notice, they go in a line. i have tried resetting my RAM, cleaning it, looking to see if something was cut, taking out the battery for a little bit, and looking online for general solution. does anyone here have a clue? i'm using Mac OS 10.4.11 and i have an ibook g4. this problem has been going on for a year and some change. i've been using an external keyboard.

[User Picture]From: chuckvideo
2008-12-05 02:11 am (UTC)
Are the symptoms the same whether you use the external keyboard or your ibook's keyboard? Same letters with the same problems? If they are not, then there's definitely a problem with the keyboard in your ibook, and the first thing I would suspect would be the ribbon cable into your ibook which resides under the keyboard. If the symptoms are the same on both keyboards, you might want to check your language settings under System Preferences, under "international". Something might be set in a wrong setting there.
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[User Picture]From: iterative_steps
2008-12-05 02:20 am (UTC)
nope the external keyboard works just fine.

i looked at the ribbon and i didn't see anything wrong, but there could be a wire in there that's cut right where i can't see. i'm guessing i'll have to suck it up and take it to apple, but i don't want to spend more fixing this than it's worth.
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[User Picture]From: ikitten
2008-12-05 03:56 am (UTC)
You could always fix it yourself by replacing the board with a spare off the net. http://www.ifixit.com/ or eBay.
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[User Picture]From: iterative_steps
2008-12-05 11:56 am (UTC)
awesome, thank you i'll give this site a try
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