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So I did read though the previous forum relating to this problem. None of the posters were having the exact issue I am, and I could not find a solution within.

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Immediately following the fall, I get the error if the computer is bumped, moved or if I put weight on the keyboard (palms).

I feared it was a HDD issue so I hastily replaced the toshiba 60GB HD with a WD320 HD. And at the same time I upgraded from 10.3.9 to 10.4.11.

The computer seemed fine for a couple weeks, now I am getting the error again with increasing frequency. Mostly when I put pressure on the keyboard (palms).

What I tried: new HD, new OS, checked the RAM to see if it had come loose in the fall.

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