Problems Powerbook 17 at 1.33GHz
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    koszer
    Posts: 1089 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    Papiosaur wrote:
    Hello,

    i have a Powerbook 17" at 1.33GHz and i have small problem:

    Eject touch and Ctrl+Apple+Apple to reset don't work

    All other keys are ok.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks


    It could be anything, from dirty contacts (I'd check it first - remove the keycaps and look underneath) to deformed ribbon cable (you'd have to remove the palmrest to look for any cable damage). If nothing helps - it is possible (not easy, but possible nevertheless) to swap the faulty keyboard to another one of the same type.
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  • jPV
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    jPV
    Posts: 1762 from 2003/2/24
    From: po-RNO
    Quote:

    Papiosaur wrote:
    i have a Powerbook 17" at 1.33GHz and i have small problem:

    Eject touch and Ctrl+Apple+Apple to reset don't work


    This model has the ADB keyboard and left/right command (apple) keys are mapped as the same key (on hardware level), so the traditional Amiga reset combination doesn't work on them. Try Fn-Alt-Alt instead.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 873 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    You mean it works in Early-startup-menue, but not in Ambient?!?
    Does it work when booting without startup-sequence?
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2035 from 2003/2/24
    I guess he is talking bout the boot menu you get when pressing ALT(Option) at powerup.

    1st you'd need to check wether if there is an actual key being sent trough the inputdevice or if this button works like the powerbutton (which is ADB for all PowerBooks even those with USB KBD) and needs special support at a lower level.

    [ Edited by Kronos 31.05.2021 - 18:24 ]
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 873 from 2010/1/6
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    In that case OF recognizes this key. Normaly MorphOS is able to recognize also all features, OF recognizes. Eject-key should be known by MOS for that reason. As I can see on my PB, this key seems to be known on a lower level then the rest of the keyboard, because it cannot be found in USB-Keyboard-Prefs to map.
    So, again: Does it work in early-startup-menue? If it does'nt, I think, there is no way for a normal user to solve that......but that is a question only MOS-Team can answer.
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2418 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Quote:

    Amigaharry2 wrote:
    because it cannot be found in USB-Keyboard-Prefs to map.



    That keyboard is not USB, but ADB. As such, it has some limitations in MorphOS support compared to later PowerBook models.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 873 from 2010/1/6
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    No. I mean MorphOS early-startup-menue! (same as old early-startup-menue on native Amigas by pressing both mousebuttons during boot)
    But I think it's obsolete after Jacadcaps explanation...
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  • »31.05.21 - 22:14
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