iMac in target display mode with Bluetooth keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gelgel, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. gelgel macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    Hi all, I am not sure if anyone has the same problem as I do..
    so basically I was trying to make my imac my 2nd monitor of my mbp. I am using a bluetooth keyboard with my imac and when my imac went to target display mode, I was not able to connect the keyboard with my mbp as the keyboard is still connected to the imac. How do you guys handle this situation?
  2. FreakinEurekan, Jul 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2013

    FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You could turn off Blutooth on the iMac before starting TDM. Someone else may have a more elegant solution.

    Edit: Of course that would make it rather difficult to get INTO target display mode :p so maybe not the best idea!
  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Power-cycle the keyboard and/or initiate pairing mode with the keyboard. (after the iMac has booted)
  4. gelgel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2011
    yea.. the problem is that my keyboard wont disconnect with my imac when it is in target display mode. but i need it to be paired with imac in order to get it into target display mode. No one has similar experience?

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