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For some reason the Z key is not working. The only way I can make it work is pressing the shift key (capital letter). Wondering if somebody can help me. Thanks.

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Last Post by olobv
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Hello,

Does this problem happen in all applications, or just certain ones? Are you on a laptop, or a desktop system? It is possible for the keyboard to go... or the circuitry within the keyboard. A key is nothing more than a switch -- when you press it, the key completes a circuit, and the keyboard control chip encodes a code on what key was pressed.

Since the Z works, but z doesn't.... my guess is that the key works, and that the problem is in the keyboard controller chip. Easiest way to repair is to get a new keyboard.

Good Luck with it.

Christian

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olobv

Thanks for your help Christian. I notice that not only happens with the powerbook G4 keyboard but also with the external keyboard, and is the same in all applications.

Thanks again.

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Hello,

It sounds to me that there is a fault on the motherboard. I would take the Powerbook in and have it looked at. If it is also happening on an external keyboard, something is amiss internally.

Good Luck.

Christian

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Thanks again Christian, I'll do that. Have a good day.

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