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Appleworks crash I use Appleworks 6 and today when I type anything it crashes.  I can open an existing document or create a new document.  I can manipulate with the mouse - eg create a shape in a draw document, but the moment I touch a key on the keyboard it crashes - in any document, new or old.  I re-installed the program and deleted the preferences and I repaired permissions on the computer - no better.  I then did a clean install of Mac OS Tiger ie wiped the hard drive and re-installed everything.  I have updated all the software so that I am using OS 10.4.11.  I have reset the PRAM and changed the keyboard and the mouse.  I have updated the appleworks to version 6.2.9 which I think is the last they made. No good it still crashes as soon as I try to type. All other functions on the computer are absolutely fine.  Help please !  any ideas?

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  • boncath Jul 25, 2008

     the unit was purchased new in May 04.  The problem has not occurred before.  One issue that may be relevant is that my son installed an upgrade to a game on it just before this happened - it was a classic environment game - Theme Park World which only works with an upgrade.  I can't see it now but I wonder if it altered the firmware.



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Is it just the Appleworks that crashes and does it lock the computer up requiring a reboot?

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 25, 2008

    This appears to be a software related problem, instead of hardware. It's possible that you have a software conflict with the game. If you can find it, remove it and see if your Apple 6 works. If you still don't see it or can't find it , try a system restore to a point where you either remember it working or before the upgrade for the game was installed. If it's a software or firmware glitch then this should cure it.


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May i know how old is your unit...? and is this the first time you experience this problem on that unit...?

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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    micromaster Jul 25, 2008

    it seems that there was a problem on the keypad area or in the parts which our finger and palm touches... theres a possibility that theres a malfunction or error on the sensor or in the key press area... it is better to be check up and repair it by an authorized apple service center..

    they have a spare parts if its needed to change something on the unit..

    let me know...

    thank you



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