Re: Help! Powerbook not recognizing devices

Posted: 08-01-2003, 05:29 PM
In article <dbfce1c0.0308010425.15c8a302@posting.google.com >, David
Lubich <davidlubich@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Group
> My G3 Powerbook (bronze keyboard, 400MHz) no longer recognizes any
> Firewire devices connected to it or even the CD-ROM drive. Even worse,
> the trackpad has stopped working: thankfully, it still recognises USB
> devices, so I can at least control it with a mouse.
> These problems built up over a month - first the CD-ROM, then the
> Firewire, then the trackpad - so I'm hoping that it's a software
> problem.
> Any help would be hugely appreciated.
> Thanks
> David
What have you tried so far? Have you run any disk utilities - Disk
Warrior, Norton, e.g.? Does it happen with extensions off?

Which version of the MacOS are you using?

Any recent changes to the PB - especially addition of RAM?

More info would be helpful-

Cathy

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"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

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Re: Help! Powerbook not recognizing devices
Posted: 08-03-2003, 04:42 AM
In article <dbfce1c0.0308010425.15c8a302@posting.google.com >,
davidlubich@hotmail.com (David Lubich) wrote:
> Hello Group
> My G3 Powerbook (bronze keyboard, 400MHz) no longer recognizes any
> Firewire devices connected to it or even the CD-ROM drive. Even worse,
> the trackpad has stopped working: thankfully, it still recognises USB
> devices, so I can at least control it with a mouse.
> These problems built up over a month - first the CD-ROM, then the
> Firewire, then the trackpad - so I'm hoping that it's a software
> problem.
> Any help would be hugely appreciated.
> Thanks
> David
Try disconnecting any external devices you may have connected,
restarting, holding down the Command(Apple) Option and the P key and the
R key simultaneously (zapping the P RAM) through the start until the PB
chimes three times, then hold down the Command and Option Key until you
get asked if you want to rebuild the desktop file, if so unsaved
comments will be loste etc. Click OK and wait until a new inventory of
your hard drive is complete.

Your problems are weird enough that one of these simple proceedures
might solve them. You should rebuild the desktop every couple of weeks
or, if you handle lots of digital images, every few days.

Jim Scanlon
 
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