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MS Keyboard unresponsive after pressing F12

by epistemocrat / March 15, 2012 4:34 AM PDT

I have a microsoft ergonomic keyboard 7000 that I am using on my Mac Pro running OSX 10.6.8. The keyboard works great except that there is no eject button. Instead you have to hold down the F12 button. However, once you do this they keyboard becomes almost completely unresponsive. The only keys that seem to work are Ctrl and the arrow keys, which I use to switch between Spaces. I've tried pressing many (but not all) different combinations of Shift, Ctrl, Command, Alt, Tab, Esc and F Lock keys, but I haven't found one that works. The mouse has no problems and continues to work as normal. The only way to get back keyboard access is to log out and log back in. I've installed the most recent drivers from microsoft, but it didn't help. I've tried remapping the F11 key to eject the keyboard but this didn't work. I haven't found anyone else online with this problem. Please help!

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