Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 6, 2010, 11:14 PM   #1
odyssey924
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
1st Gen. Apple BT Keyboard (A1016) bug

Hey guys,

Thought I'd pass on this bug that was discovered by (Bob) from the Apple discussion forums. I have been having trouble trying to get my original Apple BT keyboard to pair with the iPad and it appears to be a software glitch.

From (Bob):
Quote:
...What seems to be happening is the keyboard tries to pair, but the dialog that tells you what number to type in doesn't appear or come to the front.

If you hit return, you will see the dialog pop up for half a second, before it goes away and says "Cannot pair". My guess is if we could tell what number it was asking for and typed it in before hitting enter, all would be well.

I have no idea why the dialog would behave differently for this keyboard, but it seems too...
So, if you have an A1016 Keyboard you're trying to use, don't waste $70 on a new one; this could be a simple software fix. I already submitted a bug report on the iPad feedback page.
__________________
2006 Mac Pro w/ 30" ACD | Early 2011 17" MBP | 64GB AT&T new iPad | 64GB iPhone 4S | 80GB iPod Classic
odyssey924 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 6, 2010, 11:49 PM   #2
jaw04005
macrumors 601
 
jaw04005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: AR
I have a feeling itís not a bug.

Thereís no doubt the first generation Apple BT keyboard uses an older version of Bluetooth spec, while the new one uses a later spec. Itís quite plausible (and extremely likely) the iPad requires a device with a newer profile.
jaw04005 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 7, 2010, 12:14 AM   #3
TxMacAddict
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Are you referring to the 1st aluminum bt keyboard or the plastic one before that?
__________________
rMBP 2.6/8/512 MBA 13" 1.7/4/128 Early 2011 new iPad 64 LTE iPhone 4s 16 Verizon
TxMacAddict is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 7, 2010, 12:21 AM   #4
Whorehay
macrumors 6502a
 
Whorehay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by TxMacAddict View Post
Are you referring to the 1st aluminum bt keyboard or the plastic one before that?
He's referring to the plastic one, since I am typing this message from the 1st aluminum keyboard
__________________
http://www.balanceyours.com
Learn to balance your life today!
Whorehay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 7, 2010, 05:27 PM   #5
odyssey924
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaw04005 View Post
I have a feeling itís not a bug.

Thereís no doubt the first generation Apple BT keyboard uses an older version of Bluetooth spec, while the new one uses a later spec. Itís quite plausible (and extremely likely) the iPad requires a device with a newer profile.
I think it is a bug. I can use a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard that is even older than the plastic Apple one, so I would think any Bluetooth keyboard should work fine, unless Apple is just being greedy and not letting their older keyboards work the way they should because they want you to buy a new one.
__________________
2006 Mac Pro w/ 30" ACD | Early 2011 17" MBP | 64GB AT&T new iPad | 64GB iPhone 4S | 80GB iPod Classic
odyssey924 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 7, 2010, 05:29 PM   #6
chakraj
macrumors 65816
 
chakraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal
my thinkoutside stow away bluetooth keyboard will be awsome with my new ipad When it arrives
chakraj is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2010, 04:44 AM   #7
finnschi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Send a message via AIM to finnschi Send a message via MSN to finnschi Send a message via Skype™ to finnschi
This bug has an easy fix, you first need the keyboard to totaly forgett the old mac then it should work ( Tried it yesterday and it worked for me)
__________________
Macbook Unibody 2,4Ghz 2Gbram 250Gb HD
Powermac G4
iPhone 3G 16Gb
finnschi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2010, 11:01 AM   #8
Romanesq
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hoboken
old big apple white keyboard

Most definitely a bug. I've had a white apple keyboard paired to a mac mini and a macbook pro. Went in and removed both bluetooth from each. Even went in and removed other devices unknown from the list.

Nothing worked. Tried to even film the brief numbers that come up and enter but they change each time and no luck there either with entering.

It's a bug and Apple needs to come up with a solution. The old apple white keyboards work with everything and the iPad doesn't allow the connecting numbers to stay on the screen so you can enter the data and connect.

Oddly, even though disconnected from both other machines, the keyboard still comes up as under my name. Thought it would show as just a keyboard but it shows the name with keyboard.

If Apple doesn't fix it, will probably get a third party folding keyboard like the old Palm type. No use in rewarding the guilty here.
__________________
We are one of the largest muslim countries. (However we are not a Christian country.) Praise Obama!
Romanesq is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 12:57 AM   #9
papatekus
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA
Send a message via MSN to papatekus Send a message via Skype™ to papatekus
How to pair ipad and First Generation Bluetooth Keyboard

You can use iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard for wireless typing, or Bluetooth headphones for wireless listening.
Pairing Bluetooth Devices
You must first pair the keyboard or headphones with iPad before you can use them.
Pair a Bluetooth device with iPad:
Follow the instructions that came with the keyboard or headphones to make it discoverable.
In Settings, choose General > Bluetooth, and turn Bluetooth on.
Select the keyboard or headphones and if prompted, enter the passkey or PIN number. See the instructions about the passkey or PIN that came with your keyboard or headphones.
papatekus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2011, 08:23 PM   #10
SFStateStudent
macrumors 604
 
SFStateStudent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Francisco California, USA
Send a message via AIM to SFStateStudent Send a message via Yahoo to SFStateStudent Send a message via Skype™ to SFStateStudent
I've used my metal Apple keyboard w/o issue; so it might be just the plastic BT keyboard; never owned one...
__________________
MBP 2.5GHz 640GB 4GB RAM Mac Pro iPhone 4S iOS 5 Black 64GB AC+ NEW iPad Apple TV 2G
SFStateStudent is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (A1016) with Windows MisterKeeks Mac Peripherals 2 Mar 5, 2014 08:34 PM
Apple Extended Bluetooth Keyboard A1016 mad cow disease Mac Peripherals 1 Jan 5, 2014 10:30 AM
Older white A1016 keyboard cleaning. Ab Ovo Mac Peripherals 4 Oct 17, 2013 12:58 PM
Cleaning an Apple Wireless Keyboard A1016 sega dude Mac Peripherals 1 Sep 29, 2013 01:29 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC