Hardware :: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Loses Connection

Apr 3, 2009

I try to use my new Mac Mini has a HTPC. However, when in the middle of watching video, say 20 minutes in a show or something, the warning keeps coming up on screen "lost connection," with the keyboard. Anyway around this? Doesn't seem like you should have to use a wired keyboard, for a computer that so many use in the living room?

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OS X :: 10.5.7 - Apple Wireless Keyboard And Mighty Mouse Both Loose Bluetooth Connection?

Jun 1, 2009

Ever since I updated from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7, I'm now loosing my Apple wireless keyboard and mighty mouse bluetooth connection with my MacBook Pro. At least once a day, my keyboard and mouse both loose connection. There is no lag going on before it happens, it just happens suddenly. I can get connection back to both my mouse and keyboard by simply using the trackpad to turn bluetooth off then on again from the menu bar. Up until last week this was happening on my 17"/2.6GHz/4GB previous gen MacBook Pro. I have now sold that and as I'm sitting here setting up my new 17" uMBP, I just lost keyboard and mouse connection. Grrr. Obviously it's not my machine and obviously it's not my keyboard or mouse as they both loose connection at the same time - it's 10.5.7 I'm using airport wireless 'n' 5GHz only. I also have bluetooth enabled on my iPhone, but always have - and never had issues when running 10.5.6 (or earlier). I have searched here but haven't found anyone else mention this exact problem. Strange. I would have thought that it would be common now that I've experienced it with two MacBook Pro's running 10.5.7. Can I go back to 10.5.6 somehow without having to rebuild?

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Aug 7, 2010

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Dec 8, 2009

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Jan 3, 2011

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Sep 11, 2009

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May 4, 2010

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I'm just afraid that installing Bootcamp on my PC will somehow brick my windows install.

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Hardware :: Paring With Apple Bluetooth Keyboard?

Aug 5, 2010

I have an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard that I usually have paired to my MacBook Pro. Sometimes, I want to use it with my iPhone 4. To do this, I first have to unpair (essentially delete) the keyboard from my MacBook Pro, then pair it to my iPhone 4.

Is there an easier way to do this? I can't be the only one who thinks this is incredibly annoying and time-wasting.

The ideal situation would have the keyboard paired to my MacBook Pro until I taped on the Keyboard under the bluetooth settings on my iPhone.

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Nov 9, 2010

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Nov 27, 2010

I was thinking of purchasing an Apple Wireless Keyboard, and an Apple Magic Mouse. I'm absolutely sure it'll be a wise investment, and an awesome Christmas gift. My current Mighty Mouse is quite horrible, I don't even have the ability to scroll up. Of course I don't bother to waste my time cleaning it. Oh well, they don't have a scroll bar for nothing.

The only problem is that I'm not sure if my Mac has the proper capabilities to enable usage for the wireless perpherials I'm planning to buy. This is somewhat how my Mac looks, though I'm running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (I purchased the disk). I believe my computer has Bluetooth, there's an Icon for it in System Preferences. In my System Profiler, it also has a Bluetooth tab (here's the information is shows, I just cropped out some info. at the top, and my name).

How do I know if my Mac is set for these two items?Looking forward to your responses.

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Jan 4, 2009

i got a kensington bluetooth usb 2.0 adaptor since my mac pro desktop does not have boothtooth...

when i reboot or lose power to the computer, i lose the connectivity of the keyboard when i turn on the computer back on...i cannot find any downloads or help from kensington nor apple..

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Apr 18, 2009

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Jun 16, 2009

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Will a bluetooth keyboard work then?

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Nov 6, 2009

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Nov 18, 2006

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Jan 18, 2010

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May 20, 2010

I really need to free up one of the USB ports on my iMac, so was looking at the bluetooth keyboard. Now, I can probably get used to the lack of the number pad, but I'm more concerned about the lack of the delete key. Backspace is great, but I'm a full-time writer and sometimes the delete is a heck of a lot more useful. My local Apple store is a LONG way away, so I've got a couple of questions:

Is the keyboard itself the same size as the regular full wired keyboard? That is, are the keys the same size, spaced the same, etc (eg, the regular full keyboard with everything on the right-hand side chopped off)? Secondly, is it possible to map the delete key function onto another key that I don't use? Looking at a map of the bluetooth keyboard I'm not sure which key exactly I'd want to map it to as they've got rid of all the extras on the fullsize which I don't use.

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Feb 6, 2012

I updated to 10.7.3 48 hours ago and my Apple bluetooth keybaord does not work.  My Mac Pro system is several years old and does not have an internal bluetooth.  I have been using a bluetooth dongle successfully.  The keyboard goes through the pairing process normally and appears connected in the System Preferences (Bluetooth) application but no characters appear when typing on the keyboard in any application. 

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Mar 15, 2009

Sorry to mention the 'W' word, but wondering if anyone has had this issue.

Basically Apple wireless keyboard works perfectly in Windows, but the Bluetooth power management kills it after just a few seconds, which is extremely irritating. It works after you've 'woken it up' again though.

I can't find anywhere to change this, and no joy with a forum search / Google.

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Jul 17, 2009

My macbook pro has the most annoying problem. Sometimes, in a totally random fashion, my bluetooth mighty mouse and apple keyboard just freeze. Bluetooth shows them as connected but they do not respond. Sometimes redoing the ?set up a Bluetooth device? option works but other times the computer refuses to see the devices and only a restart, followed by the setup assistant will fix the problem. Am I the only one with this problem or is it common? Hardware or software? Any fixes?

btw, I think it started doing this since 10.5.7 so I would say it is software...

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Dec 29, 2008

I have the beta installed on my aluminum MacBook and most things are working okay. I can't get the eject button to work for some reason and I can't get my bluetooth apple keyboard or mighty mouse to connect. Is anyone else having bluetooth issues?

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Jan 7, 2009

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Apr 6, 2009

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May 10, 2012

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Sep 17, 2010

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Feb 11, 2012

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Feb 18, 2012

I use my iMac for business. So even if the mouse loses connection once a day, that it 1 time too many. Some days it loses connection 2 to 3 times a day. When it does this, I go into system prefs/mouse and it says no mouse found. Sometimes it will find my mouse, then it after searching for a minute or 2, goes back to no mouse found and searching.

Sometimes it finds the mouse and sometimes it does not. Right now, I am using a hard wired mouse. Its been about 5 minutes and its still not finding my apple mouse. In fact, this all started after I replaced the original batteries. The mouse was working flawlessly up until that point. Its a brand new 27" IMac I got Christmas 2011, so its running Lion.

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Apr 15, 2012

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A real pain in the butt, and shouldn't be a problem on a supposedly high end computer.  

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Sep 26, 2006

im writin this message usin os x's keyboard viewer so its gonna be short.

i got an 20'' imac with apple bt wireless keyboard [i dont know if its relevant but i got xp installed w/bootcamp],it worked fine untill 2 days ago , it suddenly lost connection with the mac,i tried updatin / replacing batteries / and pairing it,it saying that the connection established with the keyboard but nothing works...

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Nov 16, 2010

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the laptop works fine at my sister's place. It's just this network at home I'm having troubles with. the same thing happened all of a sudden with my imac,so I left the Ethernet cable connected to that, as it's right next to the router and it works fine.

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Feb 23, 2012

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Mar 16, 2012

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