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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2007
    Volume control not working anymore
    Hello all,

    On our new last year iMac (10.8.5 late 2012)the volume buttons on the keyboard are no longer working as of a few days ago. Any idea what may have happened? In iTunes the apple key+ up or down arrow will adjust volume, but we were able to just use the volume keys on the keyboard above the number pad before, but not now. Nothing has been changed on the computer as far as settings. The volume is not adjustable outside of iTunes aside from the knob on the speakers. Any help would be appreciated.


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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Have you tried a 2nd keyboard? Could be a keyboard problem.

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    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2007
    I don't have a second keyboard.


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    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Try resetting the SMC (System Management Controller) on your iMac. Real easy to do:

    Shut it down completely. Remove the AC plug from the outlet, let it set that way for about 15 minutes. Plug the AC back in and restart. If that doesn't work, try resetting your NVRAM. See the following Apple Article: LINK

    And lastly, if neither of the above works, make an appointment with your local Apple genius bar. If you purchased Apple Care, the repairs will be free.

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