Mac Novice stuck with Keyboard problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bradalax, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. bradalax macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2005
    Hi there,

    I've had a old eMAC lying around for some time now, decided to use the old 4 cd system restore disk to start from scratch and try to learn how to use it!!!

    System restore went like a dream - however my keyboard volume, mute and eject buttons appear not to work!!

    I can eject using the F12 key, but how do I get my keyboard working properly again???:confused:

  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    wow, that's a pretty strange problem--when i use my apple pro keyboard on my pc the volume/eject still work...:confused:
    by the way, it's Mac as opposed to MAC (MAC is a networking term), so it's an eMac :)
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Have you checked System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard?

    The setting at the bottom, "Use the F1-F12..." button should be un-checked, in order for the keys in question to activate system resources like volume.
  4. bradalax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2005

    Yes, I've gone into Systems Prefences on my eMac(sorry.:) )

    'Turn on Full keyboard access' is unchecked

    I've tried with it checked as well but still no joy. I know it works cos it was fine a couple of hours ago when I started this.

    Thanks for your help, anything else I can try?
  5. ToastyX macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2005
    It seems to be confused about what keyboard you have. Try zapping the PRAM.

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