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Old Mar 8, 2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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volume and media keys not working on Powerbook..

so.. just randomly a few days ago, the volume keys, brightness keys on my powerbook keyboard AND on my bluetooth keyboard stopped working.. its very weird, and I have no workaround.. My F11 and F12 keys (desktop view and multi window mode) still work.. the last thing I did was repair permissions.. anyone have any idea how to fix this?

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Old Mar 8, 2006, 10:10 PM   #2
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Is it anything to do with the "Use the f1-f12 keys" checkbox under "keyboard and mouse" in your system preferences?
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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Can you still use the keys on the Powerbook Keyboard or is the problem with that as well? In other words, is the problem only with the BT keyboard?
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Old Mar 8, 2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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If none of the above applies, then press COMMAND-F5 with the speakers on and listen for "Voice Over On" to be said.

The next step would be to make a new user account and see if the problems carry through.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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hey,
yes CoMpX, this is happening on both my Powerbook keyboard AND my bluetooth keyboard..
louiek, no, that box is unchecked in sys preferences
mad jew.. tried a new user account.. same problem..

any other ideas???
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So, it didn't react to COMMAND-F5 then? Do you have any hacks installed that change the theme or the keyboard shortcuts?

If the keys aren't reacting at all, then a PRAM reset may help.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 06:00 PM   #7
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hey mad jew,
no, nothing happens when I hit COMMAND+F5. I am using OS X 10.3.9.. does that make a difference..

Oh, and I've already tried a PRAM and UIC reset.. still nothing..

no, no hacks installed..

bizarre..
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