Bluetooth disabled, Mac asleep, can't type in password to wake it up...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by naskhuri, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. naskhuri macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2014
    Hi there, for some unrelated reason, I disabled the bluetooth on my Mac desktop, not realizing the wireless keyboard connects to it via bluetooth. Sure enough, when I try to wake the computer back up, I can't type in the password, and am stuck on the lock screen. Any ideas on how to activate the keyboard without being able to enable bluetooth and without getting a separate (wired) keyboard? Thank you!
  2. TsunamiTheClown macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    It looks like the following procedure should allow you to regain your bluetooth and avoid the trip out to buy a wired keyboard (taken from here).

    1. Restart computer and follow the process to reset your VRAM -
    • Shut down your Mac.
    • Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    • Turn on the computer.
    • Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
    • Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    • Release the keys.

    2. Now unpair the keyboard and repair it -
    • Press and release the On/Off switch on the wireless keyboard to turn it off.
    • Turn the keyboard back on and go through the process to re-pair it to the Mac.

    Haven't verified this but it is worth a shot and shouldn't mess anything up.
  3. naskhuri thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2014
    Awesome! That did it! Thanks very much, very very helpful.

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