PowerBook Wallstreet keyboard problem/ Bus error opon startup

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PowerBook Wallstreet keyboard problem/ Bus error opon startup

Hello everyone,

It seems that almost every other time I try to boot up my beloved PowerBook Wallstreet, It Gets a system error opon startup. The description of the error said it was a "bus error". I try the reset key combo, but it doesnt work so I have to unplug it (it has no battery). The other problem I have been having constantly now, is that, left to right the one to zero keys, and the q to p keys dont work at all. It used to be ocasional, but now it seems to be happening all the time for some reason. Maybe do I need to replace the keyboard? and help or ideas would be greatly be aprieciated.

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PowerBook problems continued...

Does anyone have any ideas? Plus now it is totally dead. When I plug it in, now it does nothing, instead of the fans spinning up and the sleep light going on briefly, nothing happens. I suspect either a dead adaptor, seeing as how I got a different used one recently, or a dead pram battery. Is their any way I can test the adaptor without using another PowerBook, since I dont have one that works? But, until I get this resolved I have an IBM ThinkPad that my school is giving to me that I can use anyway. I mean, its not a Mac, but it will have to do.

Thanks in advance!
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unplug keyboard and PRAM batt

Problems in either of those are known to cause startup issues.

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Thanks dankephoto, but can th

Thanks dankephoto, but can the built in keyboard do that also? Sorry for the confusion in case you misunderstood but I meant the internal keyboard. Is it possible for the built in keyboard to cause startup problems as well?

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yep

A failure in the built-in keyboard can cause startup problems. Now I'm not saying this is one of those cases, but on a non-starting Wallstreet it's one of the first things I try.

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I unhooked the thin plastic c

I unhooked the thin plastic cable things from the keyboard, and tried booting it up but it still won't give me a sign of life.

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