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powercurve 120 ADB issues
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Dec 20, 2001, 12:24 AM
 
hi - i've inherited a powercurve 120 - it's excellent - except it has what seems to be an intermittant ADB bug.
The mouse freezes on restart - sometimes the keyboard works - sometimes not.
i've tried 3 different kbd/ mouse combos - all to no avial.
the pram battery is shot - surely that's not the problem?

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Dec 20, 2001, 03:44 PM
 
I've seen PRAM batteries cause any number of oddball problems. I'm not saying that for sure is your problem, but it's a great place to start.

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Dec 27, 2001, 02:36 AM
 
Anytime I get a new old machine I replace the battery. They are almost always shot or close to shot. It is an inexpensive way to eliminate a possible problem. And yes, all Macs act differently with regard to a dieing pram battery.
     
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Dec 27, 2001, 07:31 AM
 
Originally posted by badcat:
<STRONG>The mouse freezes on restart - sometimes the keyboard works - sometimes not. i've tried 3 different kbd/ mouse combos - all to no avail.</STRONG>
Have you also swapped the ADB cable with a known working one? I once had the exact problem you are describing... turns out that the ADB cable had a short in it; thereby rendering the occasional works/not works scenario.
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Dec 27, 2001, 12:47 PM
 
ADB could have been sapped. There are times when ADB is unplugged or plugged in when computer is on that this can happen not always yet it has happened.
     
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Dec 27, 2001, 12:50 PM
 
oopppsss meant "ZAPPED"
     
   
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