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Cannot boot into Applejack with wired aluminum Apple keyboard. Another wired keyboard (old but goodie) works. Fault may be a signal failure via the USB cable. Any comments on repair?

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Are you looking for how to repair? Where to repair? Whether to repair? –  Pops Feb 18 '11 at 20:04
    
Here's a comment: Repairing the keyboard is probably a good idea. –  Daniel Beck Feb 18 '11 at 21:26
    
Having the same problem quite often (many Macs at work), some Macs do not seem to accept startup modifiers from the aluminium keyboards, though I haven´t exactly pin-pointed the problem. Is there a Firmware update available for either you Mac or your Keyboard? –  Asmus Feb 18 '11 at 23:15
    
Problem not solved but is not critical. Thanks for your comment, Asmus. –  jamescash Jun 18 '11 at 16:21

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Unless I'm missing something, there is no issue with either keyboard. iMacs with Intel Core Duos and G4/G5 machines need that old school keyboard for it to be recognized before the OS is loaded. I've tested this on several Macs including Snow Leopard OS's.

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