Disable iBook Keyboard.

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(iBook G4, 1.2Ghz, 12", 256Mb RAM, 30Gb HD, OS 10.3.9)

My main point:

Does anybody know how to disable the iBook keyboard?

In System Preferences you can get the ibook to ignore the trackpad while a USB mouse is attached.

Well, what I want to do is get the ibook to ignore the keyboard while a USB keyboard is attached.

Thanks

Extra information:

My ibook types by itself sometimes.

If I run the Apple Hardware Test when the computer is fine then the computer will pass the Apple Hardware Test.

But, if I run the Apple Hardware Test when the computer is malfunctioning then the computer will fail the Apple Hardware Test.

Here is the error message:

Video RAM Error detected

***ERROR*CODE***ERROR*CODE***
2ATI/2/4: 113-xxxxx- 1 42

***ERROR*CODE***ERROR*CODE***

My current solution is this: I have used the software Ukelele to reassign the malfunctioning keys:

F10
0
p
;
/
=
]
RETURN

and I have also physically reassigned the keys on a cheap USB keyboard, this has got my computer pretty much under control, but the ibook keyoboard still dominates sometimes by sending random signals, so that's why I want to disable the iBook from sending typing signals completely.

I would appreciate it if anybody has a solution, thanks.

(Note: I am quite surethat my actual iBook keyboard has no problems. The problem is with the logic board).

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I've seen this before. Have y

I've seen this before. Have you tried disconnecting the keyboard from the logic board? Reconnect it, perhaps. Worse comes to worse, by disconnecting it, you should be in a better spot. (the internal keyboard on all iBook G4's is still adb strangely enough - so removing it should help.

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Thanks, but I already tried t

Thanks, but I already tried that, no luck.

I'm wondering if there is a software solution to this problem.

Can I modify the OS? Do it in terminal? Or at some start up screen where I can type in some code?