[IAEP] [support-gang] Problems!

Kevin Mark kevin.mark at verizon.net
Thu Sep 15 02:58:38 EDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 03:06:44PM +1000, James Cameron wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 09:53:12PM -0700, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> > I forgot to mention... before the reflash I was not able to get this
> > machine to go to Open Firmware to reset the time (pressing esc while
> > booting). All the other machines would do this even if their clocks
> > were off. That's why I brought it home to try a reflash. No change. It
> > still won't.
> Oh, and I forgot too ... a jammed down button may prevent you from
> getting to the OpenFirmware ok prompt.
> It becomes difficult to diagnose with firmware or software, since you
> need the keyboard to do it easily.
> I'm able to get the ok prompt with the 2 key held down.  Perhaps there's
> more than one key held down.  I've had that happen on an XO-1, and I
> swapped the keyboard out.  It was the shift, ctrl, and tab keys on the
> left side.
This brings to mind the wiki page for 'sticky keys'. my xo-1 and other xo-1s
has this keybaord that had keyboard issue like you described. Sometimes
messaging the keys works, sometimes playing with the membrane, or other ideas
on the wiki page and of couse replacement.  if you attached a USB keyboard,
could that override the internal to access OFW?
the OFW keyboard testa (test /keyboard?) would show the issue if you could get
to it I'm guessing. 

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