Can Bluetooth disrupt IR remotes and wake a Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    2 things happened to me yesterday:

    My Macmini that was on sleep turn on automatically out of nowehere. I tought some hacker was finally controlling my computer, but then I noticed the bluetooth icon flashing indicating low batteries on the keyboard. Can this have waken the Mac?

    Moreover, my remote control for my Televison stoped working after this incident. I changed batteries and nothing. Later, I finally changed the batteries for the macintosh bluetooth keyboard. And after this, I noticed my remote control went back to normal..

    I felt like sharing this, and toughts are apreciated
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The battery issue on the blue tooth keyboard could've indeed have woken the Mac. Or somehting could've hit the mouse or keyboard and caused it to wake up.

    As for the remote issue, if it is infared, then that doens't make sense. If it's using radio waves in the 2.4GHz bands then it could've. Then again a microwave can cause interference on 2.4GHz.

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