2012 (2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by crapforks, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. crapforks macrumors newbie

    crapforks

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    Has anyone had any bluetooth problems with this model? My problems started with off-brand mice which I fixed(?) by just getting a wired mouse. Now my apple bluetooth keyboard is dropping in and out along with my bluetooth headphones. Interference from my wireless router had been cited as a possible cause, but I am running a time capsule which shouldn't really interfere. I am not too knowledgable with Bluetooth and 5ghz/2.4ghz connections, so any help is appreciated.
     
  2. jpietrzak8 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! Actually, the USB 3.0 hardware used by the 2012 Mac Mini (and other models) can cause interference on the frequency that Bluetooth uses. Apple has a support page for this problem:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203729
     
  3. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    MY Refurbished i5 MM(Late 2012) has had no major problems going on almost three(3) Years.
     
  4. Meister Suspended

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    This is a known problem.

    The solution is to use as few usb ports as possible because they interfere with bluetooth frequencies.
     
  5. crapforks thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. neander, Jun 27, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016

    neander macrumors regular

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    Thank you.. had this issue for a week or so with my Apple keyboard and I thought it was starting to give up on me and had no idea I would stumble on it just browsing macrumors.

    For me it was a USB 3.0 flash drive in the furthest away usb that caused the problem.

    Thanks!
     

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