Bluetooth Keyboard Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jessep28, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. jessep28 macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    I am having an intermittent issue with my BT Keyboard on startup. It will boot up and I occasionally get a message saying my system cannot detect the keyboard. It's not on every boot up but every say 1 in 3 to 5.

    I simply recycle the keyboard's power switch and functionality is restored. The power LED on the back isn't illuminated when I begin the procedure

    I am just curious on if there is an underlying issue I could be missing.

    Batteries are fairly new and my Keyboard preferences window says battery life is good. This issue is simply isolated to the keyboard and not the mouse.

    Thank you.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Is this the Apple keyboard? Try changing the batteries all the same. They mightn't be giving sufficient power.
     
  3. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    The batteries are all the same. Yes, this is the OEM Apple BT Keyboard that came with the machine.
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    Although I'm using one of the nice new ultra-slim aluminum keyboards, my previous keyboard was BT and occasionally it could not be found by my Mac Pro ..:(
    (even with new batteries !!)
     
  5. jessep28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jessep28

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    Would you recommend the purchase of one?
     
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    If you are referring to the ultra-slim aluminum keyboard .... absolutely YES ... :):)
     

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