Bluetooth , etc = a bit disappointed

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fireworksdesign, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. fireworksdesign macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2011
    I love my air, works fast and almost everything is perfect except for some few issues, i hope mac experts here can help me out.

    a. bluetooth - i dont really get it to work when paired with other devices, for ex samsung or nokia phones, i mean they can be paired but i cant see to access the files when i use browse my device? but bluetooth works well with my wireless keyboard. because of this i use my usb connector when uploading my phone pics to my air.

    b. usb connector - with my phone connected to the air via usb cable , i can upload my pics, but when i click eject, it doesnt seem to work? ( the warning red ! box appears saying i need to eject it properly . i also tried my my usb drive / usb modem and i cant seem to eject it properly? wireless keyboard - i bought my keyboard via apple online store, it came with batteries, and yes they were ON when i opened the package, in fact it was kinda hot and i thought the keyboard is defective. so i removed the batteries and put them on again, and sync it with the air on clamshell mode. last week when the standard batteries ran out, i opened the keyboard and i noticed there was some white residue that came off the battery, in fact im not sure if cleaning it is a good idea ??? do i need to turn off bluetooth when im not using the wireless keyboard, or turn the power button of the keyboard off ?

  2. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    My 2010 Air is working well with Bluetooth, synching no problem with:

    1) Nokia 5800 to download pics.
    2) Samsung BT headset and listen to radio.
    3) Sony BT keyboard in clamshell mode at my desk
    4) Mac trackpad.

    If there really is a problem, perhaps there is a driver update for your BT module?
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    white residue comes when the batteries leak. you need to clean the contacts on the keyboard carefully.
    However if it arrived that way I would return it for replacement
  4. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2009
    I find the bluetooth can be a bit iffy with magic mouse when in clamshell mode. If i move the MBA closer to the mouse seems to work fine :/
  5. fireworksdesign thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2011
    no it was clean when it was shipped, no residue, but the battery was hot ( keyboard was on ). do i have to shut my keyboard when i dont use it? The power button of the keyboard or turn off bluetooth from my mac?

    I think the residue came off because I did not turn the keyboard off, batteries overheated??


    If there really is a problem, perhaps there is a driver update for your BT module? <<< how do i do this?
  6. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    First I would check for "Software Updates" and see if there is a Bluetooth update. Next I would investigate on Broadcom's support website to see if there is an update to your current firmware version. Mine is the following and working well >

    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Firmware Version: v34 c685

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