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Volume buttons not working Thinkpad

Post by pje348 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:18 am

Hey all. I have a 2007 (I think) Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T60. It is getting old, I know, but I still like it.

Recently, the volume control buttons on the keyboard have stopped working (volume up/down/mute). They used to bring up small green bars at the bottom of my screen, but now nothing happens - they do not change the volume level and do not bring up the bars. It's like the computer is not reading/responding to those buttons' functions. This problem has happened a couple times in the past, and usually I thought I fixed it by reinstalling BIOS or the SoundMAX driver, but this time they did not work.

Any ideas on how to get my volume control back?

Thanks so much in advance!

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Re: Volume buttons not working Thinkpad

Post by Buttons on Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:05 am

Hi.

You want to get some compressed air and attempt to blow underneath the keys. It's possible dirt or something may have built up causing it to not work.

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Re: Volume buttons not working Thinkpad

Post by pje348 on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:58 am

Thanks Buttons for your quick response! I tried cleaning under the buttons today, but unfortunately, that did not work.

Do you (or anyone else) have any other ideas?

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Post by Buttons on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:53 am

You're welcome. Smile I'm more of a software person so maybe someone else can help.

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