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

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    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

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    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

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    Awesome! That did it! Thanks very much, very very helpful.
     

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