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hohohong
Mar 13, 2010, 02:45 AM
I have Logitech MX5500 bluetooth keyboard and mouse connect to my Air via Steermouse.

Past week, the bluetooth is acting weird. When waking from sleep mode, sometimes they connect, most of the time, they wonít. I click on the bluetooth logo to manually connect, but the bluetooth option pop up 30 seconds later, not instantly.

I had to restart my Air to re-establish the connection. Anyone else encounter similar issue?



Repo
Mar 13, 2010, 03:11 AM
My MBP's bluetooth once gave my trouble with file transfers and refused to make connections. After a restart, the problem went away and hasn't happened again.

hohohong
Mar 13, 2010, 03:27 PM
I can turn BT off. But canít turn it back on. Have to restart. Anyone else experience this?

stoconnell
Mar 13, 2010, 07:36 PM
Have you tried resetting the SMC

SMC -- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411:
[ responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some
charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping. ]
1. Turn off MacBook Air.
2. Connect the power adapter and plug it in.
3. On the LEFT side of the keyboard (Yes, the left side only), hold down Shift, Option and Control.
4. Press the power button.
5. Wait 5 seconds, then release all keys.
6. Push power button to turn your MacBook Air back on.
7. Login, let boot fully up then shutdown.

And/or the PRAM

PRAM and NVRAM == http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379:
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
6. Release the keys.

hohohong
Mar 14, 2010, 01:39 PM
Have you tried resetting the SMC.

Hmmm,Ö. Iíve tried the SMC. It seems to work now.

Thanks stoconnell!

hohohong
Mar 14, 2010, 02:14 PM
And not only does my BT works now, my air recognizes my Time capsule HD.

Before, I have to manually go to finder and log in 1st before time machine can find it. This also started last week.

stoconnell
Mar 14, 2010, 03:33 PM
And not only does my BT works now, my air recognizes my Time capsule HD.

Before, I have to manually go to finder and log in 1st before time machine can find it. This also started last week.

Good deal :)

hohohong
Mar 14, 2010, 09:24 PM
Hmmm,Ö seems like the time machine HD issue is not actually fixed.

I still have to manually log in from my finder before time machine can detect the time capsule.

dborja
Mar 16, 2010, 01:41 AM
Have you tried resetting the SMC

SMC -- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411:
[ responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some
charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping. ]
1. Turn off MacBook Air.
2. Connect the power adapter and plug it in.
3. On the LEFT side of the keyboard (Yes, the left side only), hold down Shift, Option and Control.
4. Press the power button.
5. Wait 5 seconds, then release all keys.
6. Push power button to turn your MacBook Air back on.
7. Login, let boot fully up then shutdown.

And/or the PRAM

PRAM and NVRAM == http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379:
1. Shut down the computer.
2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
6. Release the keys.

Resetting both SMC and PRAM fixed my problem - my BlueTooth mouse stopped being recognized and I had to re-pair at every boot-up the last three days. Now, it's back to normal. Thanks, stoconnell, for the reminder!

hohohong
Mar 26, 2010, 04:12 AM
Sigh, mine wasnít actually fixed. I brought it into Apple store and they will replace my BT.

They said thereís a new revision of BT hardware and I will get that new hardware installed in my MBA.

Wish me luck.

hohohong
Mar 31, 2010, 01:02 AM
I think the new firmware might have solved my problem.

But I already scheduled to change my MBA airport into the newer model version today. So I have the latest revision airport card.

So far so good. But just 30 min playing with it.

hohohong
Mar 31, 2010, 12:12 PM
The problem is still alive. Still canít wake my Air from sleep via bluetooth.

My MX5500 keyboard LCD indicate No connection when i press on a key.

Sigh, headache.

hohohong
Apr 7, 2010, 06:42 PM
So after 4 visits to Apple store, hours on the phone, they replaced my bluetooth flex cable. And told me if this doesnít solve my problem, they will replace my Air.

My question, will they gimme the current one? A refurbished? If the new MBA is released later this month, can I request for that new MBA for all my trouble?