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PowerBook 150 and loose screws

PowerBook 150 and loose screws

Reader Albrecht reports that, when he turned on his PowerBook 150 the other day, it seemed to start up fine except that the display did not appear. Opening up the case to see what was going on, he discovered that some screws from the keyboard assembly had loosened and fallen out on to the logic board. Theses screws had apparently shorted out one of the chips on the board.

He claims that, after much conversation back and forth, Apple Customer Relations in Canada eventually admitted responsibility and offered a free logic board replacement. A local dealer in his area further confirmed that this was a "common" problem with the 150.

Bottom line: If your keyboard seems loose, it pays to have it checked out (either by yourself or an authorized technician) before matters get worse.