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you need a remote keyboard and mouse to put the machine to sleep, not to mention it has to be plugged in.. If you indicate in your message or in the header "Shawn" or "this is for Shawn," then it should find its way to me. I cannot thank you enough in fact. Some specifications that you'll want to consider when purchasing from the Apple store: 15" or 17" screen - your preference At least 2 GB of memory, since you run a lot

I noticed that when I was having the problem I could apply pressure to the portion of the top-case just between the trackpad and the keyboard and this would get the Laptops get a lot more abuse than a desktop machine since they're moved around. So, I think most machines will need to be repaired - replacement of the "topcase". Of course they test and “refurbish” these parts in between, but if your MacBook Pro has an issue like the cable in question here, and they repair your MacBook Pro by

Remove the battery. It stops working 2. Yeah it sucks but listen to this. Ralph

I could see that the slim ribbon in this hole was slightly curled and first straightened it with a plier and then added the small folded paper on top of the I use my pro without the battery connected so I could use your trick instantly just by pressing the ribbon… WHAT!!! If I'm wrong, correct me, but don't be mean about it. Trackpad working fine.

I had a G5 that sprang a leak now this. Long story short i was convinced I could repair it somehow. On Sale Now 3 Answers Filter by: Most Helpful Newest Oldest Chosen Solution mayer @mayer Rep: 429.9k MacHale Enterprises 760 476 1.5k Posted: 03/18/2010 Options Permalink History Follow this guide: PowerBook I checked the usual suspects in System Preferences for proper settings: Keyboard, Universal Access...

Am having the same problem with random backslashes being inserted into text. Once I am satisfied that I have done this, I do not mind trying the 10.5 install - and if it works...GREAT, if not, I'll send it off. It has been a very long 3 days, but I am thrilled that we were finally able to come up with a "fix"! i just dont rust this method..

  1. The "back and forth" with apple was endless, resulting in a pile of lost hours and amazing frustration.
  2. Thanks, dc 62 Michael Apr 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm I have a MBP 2.2, and been very frustrated for about a week now with this keyboard/trackpad issue.
  3. They died slowly over a one to two month period, which suggested a hardware issue but really confused me.
  4. Shawn, I tried to use an external keyboard.
  5. But, while doing that, I want them to be honest and fair and provide a quality, lasting product at a fair price.
  6. Thank you.

Reading this warranty stuff at showed me that replacement parts have only 90 days warranty. I'm so glad there are people like you that take the time and effort to help others out when they discover something like this. I tried it and it was ok for a few weeks, but the problem came back. 2. Anyone want to take bets on whether this turns into a recall? 66 Adan Apr 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm THANKS A LOT JASON, YOUR TRICK SAVED MY LIFE AND PROBABLY

Odd. 0 macfrik 7 Years Ago Try to reinstall the OS> It is prolly just a software glitch. useful reference thank you! 55 David Wogan Mar 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm Oh man, I've been having this same problem. Thanks for the help! 44 Peter Garmaz Feb 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm Not sure if my experiences with this kind of problem will help but it's always good to share. This should have been a recall IMHO.

I have a 4 year old PowerBook G4 17 inch 1.67 that the keyboard backlight stopped functioning on. Margo Customer: replied8 years ago. It happened to me, with the same symptoms, and I had to replace it. my review here Suffer with yet ANOTHER apple hardware design flaw (I have two white ibook G4s that suffer from a surprisingly similar fault)? 13 Mark Mac Dec 22, 2008 at 7:07 pm well..

Not So Fast claims that this doesn't fix his problem, but his trackpad and keyboard work fine if in boot camp Windows Vista. This is really weird. 1. Thankyou so much! 103 David R Sep 23, 2009 at 10:04 am Yet another testimonial: Keyboard and mouse died on my two year old MPB (15″ LED, 2.2 GHz core 2).

After I got frustrated trying to solve it again, I left it open (not in sleep mode) for 10 minutes and now it's alive again.

Before you go on moving ribbon cables and all. Apple Service Center can't solve the problem. I can't open it. I've updated the post to include a few helpful notes you've all left in the Comment mile-markers section.

You totally saved my life pal, thanks a lot. 5 JUAN VARGAS Dec 4, 2008 at 7:29 am by Google search found your site. Then, press the Option key five times each time you want to switch between controlling the mouse pointer and typing." If you continue to experience issues with your keyboard keys not Let me know what (if anything) changes in how the keyboard behaves. get redirected here Simply Brilliant.

According to's diagrams, you can lift this flap up. Nothing is happening and we need to get this show on the road. Please tell me I am not TOTALLY SCREWED!!! So...I am wondering if I somehow deleted some piece of the Sys software that controls the keyboard???

Problem solved for 6 months. Hackers easily crack passwords on adult dating and porn sites -- and even deleted account info was grabbed in the data breach. Yay for sticky notes! 106 Brent Oct 19, 2009 at 6:20 am Add me to the list…God Bless 3M and Jason Robb. by Bridget Carey Close Drag CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved.

So take it in and see what you can get. So many people are affected. I know, I’m one of them, and I’ve been watching this phenomenon for 20 years now. asifo, Jul 31, 2007, in forum: Mac Desktops Replies: 0 Views: 805 asifo Jul 31, 2007 Some keys not working Gerry, May 14, 2010, in forum: Misc Replies: 0 Views: 221

Seems Leopard is not as good as Apple claims. Sign Up Now! Good luck. I'm smileing thinking to millions of forum topics opened on this problem and not yet closed as solved :D Hoping Google can help everybody as helped me :D Thanks Again Mate!

Apple is weird. I usually leave my MBP on and charge it frequently. without battery macbook pro is a charm again. Good riddance. 29 Garrett Jan 25, 2009 at 4:15 pm Thanks so much for posting this!

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