Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hello, Some of the keys on my G4 PowerBook only work intermittently. If i whack the computer they work again and then stop! Is this a mechanical or electrical problem. And no, I have never spilt my drink over the keyboard!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 34 Answers

Could be mechanical.
the keyboard is connected by a ribbon cable which might be loose.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Reset button on a powerbook g4


The Powerbook G4 power button functions like a reset button if you hold the power button in for a few seconds until the computer powers down.
  1. Hold the power button in for a few seconds (until you see the screen turn off/go black and hear the fans & hard drive stop spinning).
  2. Press the power button again to turn your computer on.
  3. If you have more trouble, you may need to boot in Safe Mode or "perform a Safe Boot":
    Press and hold down the "Shift" key immediately after you hear the start-up tone. Release the "Shift" key when the gray Apple icon appears on the screen.

May 02, 2014 | Apple 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.67 GHz...

2 Answers

G4 17" Powerbook. DVD PROBLEM. I


Restart your computer after you are done exporting a project and burning it to a DVD. For some odd reason the whole computer lags after exporting/rendering projects. Same thing happens to me when I do video editing/special effects work.
Once you have restarted your computer, try watching the DVD again. If the problem still persists, try using a different codec when you export the FCP project as a SELF-CONTAINED movie and make sure to RE-COMPRESS ALL FRAMES if the problem still persists.

May 30, 2011 | Apple Powerbook G4 17" 1.67 GHz SuperDrive...

1 Answer

I have a Powerbook G4, and suddenly my airportcard stopped workin


OSX has become unreliable.
You could spend hours troubleshooting, or simply backup and re-install from disks, takes about 40 mins

Jun 20, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Powerbook G4 12" no video


Try this courtesy of your manufacturer
  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Reset the power manager by simultaneously pressing and then releasing Shift-Control-Option-Power on the keyboard. Do not press the fn (Function) key while using this combination of keystrokes.
  3. Wait 5 seconds.
  4. Press the Power button to restart the computer.
If that doesnt work lemme know

Feb 03, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

2 Answers

My powerbook G4 will not startup... All that appears on the screen when I try to turn on my computer is a tiny folder with a question mark on it. The mouse pad is nonresponsive.


Computer cannot find operating system files. Start up from Install Disk or Utility disk and re-install system. Hold down C key while starting from disk.

Aug 11, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Apple laptop won't turn on


Try to boot from the CD the computer shipped with.

Insert CD and restart the computer holding the "c" key
Your computer should boot.

If so run disk utility from the cd and repair the disk as well as permissions.
If this is successful your computer "should" be repaired. If it still has problems booting, Use your CD to perform a Archive and install which should keep all your personal settings and installed software intact.

Feb 28, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Powerbook g4 will not turn on


pull the battery out, put it back in, plug the mac in, and hold down the power key till u hear the chimb

Feb 16, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

How to replace the lcd on a powerbook g4 model m8407


Here is a service guide for the Powerbook G4. It has the step by step instructions.

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/xcart1/files/G4alum12.pdf

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Dec 10, 2008 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Connecting Powerbook G4 to Sharp Aquos LC-20D10-W


c9d4803.png


A few tries, go to the apple in the top left and choose SYSTEM PREFERENCES....it should bring you to:

f002663.png

In the HARDWARE row you should see DISPLAYS. Select that and you will be at:
0ceaf58.png

You have the DETECT DISPLAYS button, and also CLICK the "Show displays in menu bar" box, so you dont have to keep going through menus to configure.

If you look at the F7 key, to the right of the NUM LOCK key (F6), that key allows you to switch from expanded to mirroring or vice versa.

You can also check Apple's Knowledge base....

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58620

Keep me posted.

Dec 10, 2007 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

118 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...