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Laptops get a lot more abuse than a desktop machine since they're moved around. The nice fellow at the Genius bar said "it's normal wear that causes the ribbon cable to shift out of position." But if it was normal, then it's intended to break, But you totally saved me a trip to the Apple Store! I'm not taking chances with that, though, since I only use Leopard on this thing.

This mouse is made for a mac and works better on a pc? Margo Expert: Shawn replied8 years ago. Before going the route of system disks, let's try some more possible software solutions from Apple: 1) Make sure that num lock is OFF (not lighted) 2) Go to Apple Menu->System He then returned later that day saying ‘what exactly was wrong with your laptop?' - the keyboard and trackpad now work fine without the paper.

I've looked in the System Profiler, and it didn't even notice it. But this whole thing frustrates me… It makes no sense paying 2000EUR for a laptop, and expecting this kind of problems…. You've arrived!

  1. Dec 9, 2008 at 1:04 pm Just reiterating everybody: THANK YOU!!
  2. This is extremely difficult for the average person (most people) to diagnose, and, for those who are not industrious enough to dig for the solution (as anyone reading this has), they
  3. Pleeeeeeeeeease! #2 homestarmy, Jan 31, 2007 chcarnage Golden Member Joined: May 11, 2005 Messages: 1,751 Likes Received: 0 Looks like pre-2005 PowerBooks don't support two-finger scrolling.
  4. Brunus The pre 22 Bongani Jan 16, 2009 at 5:24 am Thanks a lot Jason, My MBP's keyboard and trackpad are working again.
  5. I'll keep you posted.
  6. Resetting the PMU solved the problem.
  7. I also told him of all the forums and discussions there are on the net and apples pages.
  8. Now what would help convince people who have already spent +/- $2000 on a laptop to spend another $300-plus on “insurance?” I mean, really, what person in his/her right mind would
  9. When in Windows, everything works yet in Leopard, they keyboard and trackpad are dead in water.
  10. basically the fuzzy side of a piece of sticky Velcro 53 Cu D.

Take care, Jason 4 Adam S. I still would like to know how I can pay you a bonus. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? End of story.

Any ideas??? I went from sheer panic to astounded relief when I saw this tip. Customer It sounds as if the problem you're running into is a software problem. At least I now know that it is probably the ribbon.

does anyone know where we can buy one of those data cables that we think may be the problem (the one for the keyboard/trackpad). I'd have to force shutdown and cycle the power till they responded. Google search? At a time when it's convenient for you, may I suggest trying again and using something to hold the shift key down for you, and leaving it for awhile (it shouldn't

I went to my local apple store after my intermitent problem became permanent.

imacer93 14.636 görüntüleme 8:52 How to Fix the Trackpad on the Macbook Pro - Süre: 4:48. Düşüncelerinizi paylaşmak için oturum açın. For the interest of those who have had negative experiences with Apple before, I've owned quite a few and my experience has definitely been positive overall.

You can call Apple tech support and they'll be able to do the repair entirely by mail (so you won't have to go to an Apple store), or you can try Try this other solution, I found this solution somewhere and it works for me. Everytime I hit the power button, the startup chime comes on, but nothing else happens (black screen) for about 30 seconds to one minute, then it boots normally. Another case is the PB G3 power adapter, which, after enough flexes, frays and can actually cause a fire (I believe that one had a recall; companies don’t like consumers to

Hmmm....I've never thought of AHT....How do I use AHT in safe mode? Bu videoyu Daha Sonra İzle oynatma listesine eklemek için oturum açın Ekle Oynatma listeleri yükleniyor... As my kids would say...Shawn, YOU ROCK!!! Now, it occurs again 6 months after the warranty ended.

Otherwise, I love it. Hey, Shawn! I cannot believe that such a simple solution can make a world of a difference.

I'll write these messages on my blog.

By supremeoverlord in forum Switcher Hangout Replies: 4 Last Post: 11-11-2005, 06:53 PM Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not post replies You may not post attachments Yeah it sucks but listen to this. Now lately I'm having a key stuck problem too, where I'll be in the middle of something and any one of my keys with just decide tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, like that. p.s.

Did same for the Kennsington keyboard with exact same results. Powerbook Medic 27.191 görüntüleme 5:21 How to Replace a Macbook Pro Unibody Trackpad - Süre: 2:44. Thanks so much, 92 Manolis Aug 6, 2009 at 3:33 am I have the same problem… I' ve also heard that the cause of this problem could be the use of this content I've also changed the top with a new trackpad.

Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • You are too kind, really. =) 33 Sven Feb 4, 2009 at 10:16 am Thank You! PS need to buy another battery though 72 flashbender May 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm wow. I know they're going to go again at some point, and tape may or may not work, so I still carry the keyboard and mouse with me.

If they are, then replacement is your best option. Won't it get hot down there? So frustrating! Dont get me wrong, I despise Windows (my son needs it for games, sigh..) Anyways, as I was saying.

Look at the MANY other places they've done exactly what they should have. It has been consistently erratic under this scenario." Solutions Knowledge Base document offering temporary fix Apple has posted a Knowledge Base document (#301047) detailing the process for "resetting" the PowerBook trackpad It has been a very long 3 days, but I am thrilled that we were finally able to come up with a "fix"! Brilliant, wonderful, fantastic EXCEPT FOR THE ****ED MOUSE!

it's so bad! 37 Christos Feb 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm Considering the comment I left earlier and posts I have read about this problem I have concluded that it's both In each case Apple smiles.