Apple wireless keyboard and mouse no longer recognizes by 2012 mini

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  1. sean barry macrumors regular

    sean barry

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    I did my annual dust clean out on my 2012 mini and upon next startup keyboard and mouse are not recognized.

    I opened it up again and made sure all connecters were solid, no luck.

    Put in new batteries, no luck. Zapped pRAM, no luck.

    I have USB wired keyboard and mouse that work fine. Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. RyanXM macrumors regular

    RyanXM

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    Have you reset the bluetooth module on the Mac Mini?

    Hold Option+Shift and click the Bluetooth in the Menu Bar.
    Debug -> Reset the Bluetooth Module
     
  3. sean barry thread starter macrumors regular

    sean barry

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    Thanks for the input. It didn't work for me tho :(
    Please keep the ideas coming and thanks again.
     
  4. sean barry thread starter macrumors regular

    sean barry

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    I wonder if I went back before my problems with time machine if it would fix the problem? If that does not work would that mean I have a hardware problem?
     
  5. RyanXM macrumors regular

    RyanXM

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    Being that this happened after a full power down, I do not believe it to be a software related problem. It sounds like something related to hardware. Have you tried the system in a basic configuration? System, power, monitor, keyboard/mouse only.
     
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  7. Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    How about logging in as another user? It might be worth a try. Just use an alternate ID and see if the problem persists.
     

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