Powerbook G4 crash and keyboard problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dcs07, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    Hello, i recently received a used powerbook g4 for Christmas. It worked great for about a month or two but now it crashes a lot. Also i have a problem with the keyboard and the tracpad not working sometime. They just don't respond, so i have to hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn it off. Occasionally it does work but if i start using to many programs it the keyboard and tracpad stop working. I'm new to mac so I'm not to sure what is going on or what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    What operating system are you running?

    Can you plug in an external keyboard and external mouse (usb)?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2009
    It is running on Leopard, but i had Tiger on it for a while and it worked better, but i wanted to try leopard again because i prefer it. And yes i have tried a external mouse, but not a keyboard because i don't have one. I also got some weird picture today of 2 AA looking batteries being taken out of something. Does the keyboard run on a battery? I then plugged in my usb mouse and the picture went away and the external mouse worked.


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