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    cwaters1184
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    keys acting up?
    Hi, im new to mac's and this OS. i just recently got a powerbook G4. My problem is that for some reason now some of my keys are doing things that werent before. for example, when i hit F12 the dashboard comes up but when i hit it again to minimize it, it minimizes and then comes back up really quick at the same time turning down my brighness on the screen 1 bar. if i hit the arrow over --> while typing i get 8IK, whys it doing this? thanks

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    cwaters1184
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    come on guys, nothing? i do have 10.4.8 that i updated yesterday, everything was working fine with the update untill this morning.. i dont know if thats the problem or something esle. im about to just delete the OS and start again.. uggh.

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    sursuciofla
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    Noooooooooo...........Don't do that. I know there is a thread about things you can do. Search for it and maybe you find it before I do.

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    sursuciofla
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    Did you do combo update?

    Try to redo update. Repair permissions maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwaters1184
    Hi, im new to mac's and this OS. i just recently got a powerbook G4. My problem is that for some reason now some of my keys are doing things that werent before. for example, when i hit F12 the dashboard comes up but when i hit it again to minimize it, it minimizes and then comes back up really quick at the same time turning down my brighness on the screen 1 bar. if i hit the arrow over --> while typing i get 8IK, whys it doing this? thanks
    Firstly cwaters1184, have you spilled anything over the keyboard recently?
    Also, check to see that a different keyboard layout hasn't recently been activated in the "International" Sys Prefs Pane or that your FN key isn't stuck.

    All the above came from my search of the forums.

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    cwaters1184
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    ok i have no idea why or what i did but it works now, so thanks im just going to let sleeping dogs lie....

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    cwaters1184
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
    dogs will not sleep forever, come back if the problem keeps acting up.
    Thanks, I'll be sure to.

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