Disappearing keys on the iBook G4 Laptop

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Lexbase, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    There are reports of disappearing keys on some iBook G4 Laptop.

    In my case, I have had the keyboard replaced four times in 8 months by Apple, free of charge, but not free of inconvenience.

    Our office has several Apple laptops and stand-alones, but only the new iBook G4 has this issue.

    Here are others who have reported the same problem:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-90265


    Anyone else seeing this issue?


    If so, it could be that a recall may be required, or a class action.


    Please feel free to post comments here or e-mail me directly at Lexbase@canimmigrate.com


    Cheers!

    Lexbase
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I have had no problem with my G4 ibook, 12 in model.
     
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    AmigoMac

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    I had a small problem with the KB, I was writing an E-mail, and the "S" went off, Apple sent me a new KB, free of charge.
     

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    DavidLeblond

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    I've had my G4 iBook for a year, the only key thats beginning to wear off is the N key. Out of all the keys to wear off, I wonder why its the N key... :confused:
     
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    SilentPanda

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    #5
    As long as the E key doesn't wear off too... then you'd have to call apple and say:

    "My N, E keys are gone!"

    "Sir, there are no any keys."

    Ba dum dum.

    Okay but really... my iBook G4 has been typed on for about 11 months now and not a single key is wearing off. People need to chill with throwing around class action law suits...
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Keys that go blank in the night

    The keycaps printing on my G4/800 iBook is wearing off at a fast rate. It started with the 'N' key but a number of others are suffering too.

    I'm a bit of a heavy-handed two-fingered typist, but even so, my Apple Extended II, which I use on my G4 in the office and is now around 10 years old has all the key legends still in place.

    I was waiting for a while to get the iBook's keyboard replaced in the hope that Apple realize this is an issue and get better screen printing!
     
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    DavidLeblond

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    So yours started with the N key too? Them darned N keys!
     

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