Photoshop CS4: Eraser tool not working

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My eraser tool in CS4 has suddenly stopped working. I see some dialogue on the subject but it is years old, Can anyone help me now please? I can't do any work without this tool
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Shirley Parker-Gore

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Chris Cox

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What isn't working about the eraser tool?
Have you tried resetting the options for that tool?
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Shirley Parker-Gore

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Thank you for coming back to me
It just doesn't erase! Nothing happens at all .it was working fine
I don't seem to have options. Where are they? What option am I looking for?
It's CS4 on an AppleMac
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Chris Cox

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Look at the tool options (the bar at the top of the workspace) when you select the eraser tool.
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Shirley Parker-Gore

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There is nothing that says options
I have
Brush, mode, opacity, flow, erase history
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Chris Cox

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That is the options bar. That sets the options for the tool you are using, and remembers the last settings you used (so you may have changed something and forgotten about it). Check all the options for something that might be causing the problem you are seeing. Worst case, just reset the tool so all the options will go back to default.
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Shirley Parker-Gore

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Thank you so much for,trying to help me.
I have managed to reset the tool and it works fine now
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Try resetting to the Tool settings: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Shirley Parker-Gore

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Thank,you for all your help. I have reset the tool and it works fine now