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Keyboards are tested for functionality. The good ones are then distributed throughout the facility.
The bad ones are recycled.
The ⏏ (Eject) button for all Macintosh or Apple keyboards is located on the upper right-hand corner of the keyboard, as shown below.
Older Mac keyboards do not have this button; an example USB keyboard is shown here:
- Turn the computer on.
- Connect the keyboard to the system using the extender on the right, or the USB port in front.
- To test a Macintosh or Apple keyboard, select the "Apple Layout".
- To test standard keyboards, select the standard "104-key Layout".
- Select CONTINUE.
- Go through and test every key.
- You will see on the screen what looks like a keyboard. Press a key on your keyboard.
- If the corresponding key on the screen turns black, it works.
- If the key does nothing, it does not work.
- If any keys do not work, RECYCLE the keyboard.
- When you have determined that a keyboard does not work, cut off the cord.
- Put the cord in the metal shopping cart in the main receiving room.
- Put keyboards in the shopping cart closest to you.
- When a cart gets full, notify a staff member.
- When you have finished testing a keyboard, hit "Reset" to reset the image in the program.
- Place working keyboards in the appropriate boxes.
- When a box gets full, ask a staff member where it goes.
- Plug in a new keyboard and start all over!