Powerbook funkiness

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by irishgrizzly, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. irishgrizzly
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    irishgrizzly

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    Can anyone help figure out what's going wrong with my friends powerbook. It's a 12" and about 3 years old running latest OS.

    The keyboard cuts out intermittently every 30-15 mins and won't responded and the trackpad will only produce a right click functionality. This can be got around by a restart, but the problem will start again.

    Also in sleep mode (lid down) the mac will wake with the CD drive spinning (with no CD inserted).
     
  2. lamina
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    lamina

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    Don't know if you've tried it yet, but try resetting the PMU (Hold down Apple and Option and P and R once you turn the computer on)
     
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    irishgrizzly

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah he's going to do this tonight. I said told him to do it for 3 chimes. Not sure if this will solve it, but worth a try. I'm afraid it may be a hardware problem – maybe the logicboard? or maybe its just some dirt inside the mac or a loose wire.
     
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    No problem, I'm surprised you didn't get a quicker reply.

    If the PMU reset doesn't work, possibly try repairing permissions and verifying the disk in Disk Utility, although I doubt this will do anything.

    If those 2 don't work, it's likely there is a hardware problem, and I would run the apple hardware test.
     

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