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Apple Powerbook G4 keyboard does not work

CPU boots up, but I cannot type into user name and password, so I cannot access the data on the hard drive.

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The problem is the ribbon connectors is loose connector on the motherboard. The fix is to remove the keyboard, disconnect the ribbon connector from the socket on the motherboard and insert a very slim piece of plastic in that connector to hold the ribbon connector tighter in the connector in the motherboard, once that's done replace to keyboard. The keyboard should work.

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SOURCE: Need Mac G4 laptop schematic manuel

Not sure if you want an actual circuitry schematic, or a internal parts guide.

A manual for field-replacing just about every component inside your Powerbook can be found here.

I expect that circuitry schematics are much harder to come by, and are actually likely to be protected by trade secrets.

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