What a new keyboard wont do with an eMac:

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lazur, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I damaged my (10.3.9) eMac's keyboard beyond repair, and needed something immediately.(Why I'm still 10.3.9 is another subject, but it must stay as such.) Apple only had the new boards, which -will- work with 10.3, except for the top row of keys. My emergency didn't require those keys, but now I realize that the volume keys are 'up there'. I can order a new 10.3 board, but in the meantime, can I manipulate volume in some work-around way? On the board or bypassing it, either way is fine. The volumes on the eMac equalizer and the various sources are all the way up, yet I'm getting almost nothing. Help!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    If the "output volume" is turned up all the way in System Preferences -> Sound, then there something other than the keyboard is awry. If this fixes it, just check the box in System Preferences to Show volume in menu bar while you're waiting for your new keyboard.

    Hold on to your Apple Store receipt, and hope that the new keyboard arrives within Apple's 14-day return policy!
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    lazur, are you referring to a corded or BT keyboard?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    If it's of any help, PC keyboards, - with volume buttons - will work with OS X. I've just tested this Chicony brand k/b with my G3 iMac OS 10.3.9 - sweet!
     

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