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Sep 7, 2012 1:11 PM

MY kitten has walked on my iBook g4 keyboard and I think she's locked the key board. Any suggestions how to unlock it? Many thanks in advance. Caroline

iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Not sure if it's osx version
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to Cazef)

    Hi Caroline, what exactly is locked about it?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 12:32 AM (in response to Cazef)

    Whew, Startup Disk full can be fatal to your data!

     

    See if you can unplug the power, wait 5 minutes & boot up holding the Shift keyto get into Safe Mode...

     

    Then see if you can delete a few GB sized files & empty the trash, if that works we can go further.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to Cazef)

    Do a Get info on the Machintosh HD on the Desktop, please report Free Space/Space Available.

     

    No need for Firefox...

     

    TenFourFox is the most up to date browser for our PPCs...

     

    http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

     

    Backing up is a good great idea.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 5:04 PM (in response to Cazef)

    Did you empty the trash after deleting them?

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages

     

    Once you get at least 10 GB of free space...

     

    How much free space is on the HD, where has all the space gone?

     

    OmniDiskSweeper is likely the easiest/best, and is now free...

     

    http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnidisksweeper/download/

     

    And if needed, you can use Terminal to run it in admin mode to see files/folders your user can't see...

     

    http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how_to_recover_missing_hard_drive_space/

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to Cazef)

    So, in the regular Console Window, are you hetting reating messages about errors?

    What is .spotlight-V100? It has 42.2mb in it?

    42.2mb isn't going to help us at all, it's normal from Spotlight.

    I get an apache error message saying the page I want doesn't exist, when I attempt to access your reply to sign in and reply.

    Very strange, Apache shouldn't be involved in a reply, should only be for Web Sharing.

     

    See if you might have this malware redirecting DNS queries...

     

     

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2128387_remove-osxrspluga-trojan-horse-mac.html

     

    How to fix...

     

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071031114140862

     

     

    Known DNSChanger address ranges. Source: dcwg.org

     

    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/court-4-more-months-for-dnschanger-infected-p cs/

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to Cazef)

    We do need more space right away, but where/when does this Tomcat show up?

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