Powerbook G4 Typing gibberish

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by fenderbass146, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    My friend gave me his powerbook to upgrade for him and because it was having a problem with the keyboard. Occasinally when using it, it started typing symbols and other gibberish instead of the correct letters or numbers. Made laptop pointless. So he gave it to me and I updated to leopard and the os is working fine, but occasianlly it still is giving me that typing problem. Does anyone have a solution on how to fix this.
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Has anything ever been spilled on the keyboard? That can cause behavior like that.
  3. bluespaceoddity macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    It could be that the Option Key gets stuck from time to time. When you get the weird behavior you could check if the Option Key is down by using the Keyboard Viewer or you could push the Option Key a couple of times to see if the behavior changes.
  4. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Either clean the keyboard or get a new one...

    soapy water and dry for at least one full day...

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