iMac don't connect with magic mouse

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by michel52, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. michel52 macrumors member

    michel52

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    hi everyone,
    i have a big problem to connect my magic mouse with my Imac (late 2009)
    If i turned on my iMac and turned on bluetooth, and turned on also my magic mouse nothing happens only a search circle is buzzy to find bluetooth devices .... but iMac don't find anything even my new magic mouse and the battery's are fully uploaded??
    Is there a way to fix this problem?

    my osx is El Capitan 10.11
     
  2. michel52 thread starter macrumors member

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    i reinstall El Capitan on my iMac early 2009 and the problem is still the same, sometime he can connect my magic mouse but the range is very small and sometimes he can't find the mouse, even the battery are 100 % full charged (duracel) ....
    what can i do more??
    maybe the bluetooth card is damage?
    i see also this in the terminal :
    Oct 10 13:54:13 iMac-van-michel.local bird[418]: failed allocating documentID for path:'/Users/MacMichel/Library/Mobile Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/hosts' parentFileID:446821 fileID:19990 size:269 mtime:1431623961 mode:-rw-r--r-- documentID:0 generationID:4 fd:22 refs:1; error 13 (Permission denied)
    What does this mean?
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    When did you last take an alcohol swab and clean off the contacts inside your Magic Mouse?
    They do get dirty, and 3 volts needs a good connection to get through.

    Also, have you tried moving your Mac, keyboard etc. in relation to your mouse? They contain metal components that can cause dead spots in Bluetooth reception.
     
  4. michel52 thread starter macrumors member

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    hi Partron 22, yes i tried all of it like you ask, but nothing works, the magic mouse is new and the iMac is second hand ... i am sure the bluetooth module is damage ....
    i also contact www.leapp.be for repair but they say its not possible anymore to fix it cause the don't have the right modules for it, its to old this iMac :(
     
  5. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    You can buy USB->Bluetooth plugins for Macs.
    My experience with them is that some models work, some don't.
    Had a Belkin module working for me a few years back on an old Mac Mini.
    Don't know if they've changed the design since then or not.
    In the end, corded mouse is not such a terrible burden to bear, if needed.
     
  6. michel52 thread starter macrumors member

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    i know you can use usb bluetooth plug-ins,i have one here and i use it together with my magic mouse and it worked but when the iMac comes out the sleep mode the magic mouse did not worked anymore ... the only solution was to unplug the bluetooth stick and plug-in again and the mouse worked again???
    how can you fixed this?
     
  7. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    They can be cranky that way. Sometimes just turning Bluetooth off and on, from the menu bar, can fix the problem.
    A little AppleScript app could do that for you.
     
  8. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    It's not magic mouse......it's mickey mouse.
     
  9. michel52 thread starter macrumors member

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    the only problem my opinion is the bluetooth card or module inside the iMac, its broken :(
     
  10. michel52 thread starter macrumors member

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    hi people i fix the problem, i buy a new usb bluetooth adapter and the magic mouse works fine now, problem solved!
    the other bluetooth adapter was 1.1 and i needed 2.1 version
     
  11. mehere macrumors newbie

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    I had this same problem. SIMPLE SIMPLE answer is that if it is an older generation magic mouse (AA battery version) it can only be paired with one device. Take it to any device it is already paired with, go to system preferences /mouse/set up bluetooth mouse button (at bottom right) and unpair and disconnect it. Then go back to iMac and PRESTO it's suddenly "discoverable"
     

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