M kebaord is broke ad I ca't eeter m admi password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 22dave22, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. 22dave22 macrumors newbie

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    This is my first time using this site. My keyboard is broken so I have to cut and paste evertime I need "h,n,g,y" Is there anyway to hook up a keyboard and bypass my keyboard ? I have a Powerbook g4. Because of this problem, I can't enter my admi. password so I can't update software etc. Also my disc player is broken, so I can't change the password. This Mac is only 1 1/2 old and it's falling apart. Could anyone help me out?? Dave
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Your PowerBook definitely has a busted keyboard...about the only thing you can do is have it replaced. It's about $150 to have Apple to do it.

    But yes, you should be able to just plug in a USB keyboard and it should work fine.
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Hook up a keyboard to bypass your keyboard? I want to say it's fairly obvious that like WildCowboy said, you can easily just plug in a USB keyboard into one of your USB ports.
     
  4. chaoticbear macrumors 6502

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    Dave's admin password must be "hungry". If any of you find it, be sure to test it. :p
     
  5. Annndy! macrumors regular

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    I feel for you, but I have to admit the topic of this thread made me laugh.
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Me too. Kinda cute! :)
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I ex erienced a simi ar issue. lugging in a U b ke board was easy on my owerBook. Good L ck.
     
  8. theman macrumors 6502a

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  9. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences> International > Input Menu > Keyboard Viewer

    Then look for Show Keyboard Viewer under your country's flag, next to Time in the Menu Bar.
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    Now that is a good solution. You can enter text with the trackpad.
     
  11. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Used this to login with just the mouse when I was too lazy to bend over and rech the keys. Works great.

    Cheers,
     

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