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How do I get my "play" button to work on my bluetooth keyboard?

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I am using a Mid 2010 21.5" iMac running Mountain Lion. I recently had my HDD replaced by Apple because of the recent 1TB Segate Drive recall and now I cannot use my pause/play, skip, and back buttons on my apple wireless keyboard. I can use them as function keys but nothing else. I can change the brightness and change the sound using the keyboard but I cannot skip or pause a song or video or anything like that except for using a mouse and clicking on the next button or using my iPhone as a remote which only goes so far. I have tried using multiple programs, iTune, DVD Player, VLC Player and all are not able to be controlled by the keyboard and yes I made sure this programs were on top. This also holds true for expose. I am sure this simply has to be a simple setting somewhere but I am not sure where it would be. The only like setting that I saw was looking for was changing it so I need to use the function button every time I want to use a function like the sound or expose. I tried with this both on and off but can't get it to recognize the play functions. I have updated my bluetooth keyboard firmware but no luck. I have also changed the batteries twice to verify this was not the issue.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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