My 2,W,S amd X keys not working on my ibook g3. What's the problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iluvgr8tdeals, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    I have been using my restored ibook for about 3 months now with no problem. One day, I found out that my 2, w, s, and x keys did not work. The other keys work and the computer otherwise functions without a problem.

    I used my imac keyboard using the usb port, and it worked perfectly. What could be the problem. Will replacing the keyboard help?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    r.j.s

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    #2
    Try resetting the PRAM ... Command-Option-P-R on boot.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    This happened to an old Compaq laptop I had. It seems one of the traces in the keyboard broke somehow, so it rendered the 3 E D C row dead. Same thing could have happened to your iBook. I suppose the best thing to do would be replace it, or get used to using an external keyboard.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I replaced the keyboard...

    I tried to reset the PRAM as advised, but I ended up just replacing the keyboard that I bought on ebay! I am leaving an answer for anyone who might find themselves in this predicament in the future!
     

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