I keep getting connection lost on my trackpad

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by steve knight, May 12, 2012.

  1. steve knight, May 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 12, 2012

    steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    it used to happen once in awhile now it is happening every few minutes. but now to know is it my mac mini or the trackpad? I don't have any other Bluetooth devices to test it.
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Install fresh batteries into the trackpad or remove and re-pair the trackpad to your Mac. If the issue persists, try using the trackpad with a system at an Apple Store if you have one on the area and see if it disconnects when in use.
     
  3. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    have done the battery thing. that seems to get it connected. if I don't remove the batteries it won't reconnect. So that tells me trackpad. but it has been connected since last night so it is pretty random.
     
  4. Howard54 macrumors member

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    I am having the exact same problem with my Magic Trackpad, and it is only a few months old. Installing new batteries did not help. If I restart my Mac Mini the Trackpad connects. It will work for a while and then randomly lose connection.

    When it disconnects, if I go to the System Preferences Pane and click on the Trackpad icon nothing happens. Also, if it is disconnected and I click on the Bluetooth icon in System Preferences I get the spinning beach ball and either have to force quit it or restart the computer. Both icons work fine when the Trackpad is connected.

    I have no other Bluetooth peripherals paired with my Mac Mini and I have not made any changes to the system recently.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  5. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    removing the battery and reconnecting works. so I am thinking it is a trackpad deal.
     
  6. Jonathansm macrumors member

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    Are you by any microwaves? Or anything that can cause interference?
     

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