Weird problem... a virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Oregon1, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Oregon1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2008
    Im using an ibook g4. This started happening last friday. Every once in a while the brightness is adjusted, sometimes all the way down, and then the CD drive tries to eject and the F11 key is hit as well, causing any open tabs to disappear then reappear. (VERY annoying) also the a, q, and 1 keys are being hit sometimes as well.

    ????? help?

    thanks in advance.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It's not a virus.

    Repair permissions in Disk Utility, then verify the disk.

    Check your logs for anything unusual.
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Sounds like someone spilled something on the keyboard at some point. It's not a virus.
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Wouldn't that happen if something was spilt on the keyboard...
    Would that not cause the keys to activate whenever...
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    How in the world could a file permission have anything to do with this?

    The problem is at the electrical level. Hope that something is loose and a simple disassembly and re-seating will fix it.

    About the spilt gunk idea. Well,... if the stuff is electrically conductive, maybe.

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