iMac initially can't detect keyboard

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jmpage2, May 3, 2009.

  1. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for clearing this problem that cropped up recently.

    I was away on business last week and disconnected my iMac and stored it in my basement because my office was in the process of being painted.

    Upon returning and getting everything connected I have observed that every time my early 2009 iMac boots up, I see a message that the Bluetooth Manager is looking for a keyboard because no keyboard is detected.

    After about 15 seconds a 2nd notification pops up that the keyboard has been found and the bluetooth manager can close.

    This is annoying to say the least. The keyboard I have is the standard WIRED one that came with the iMac.

    Does anyone have thoughts on this? Is there some way to clear out the system's knowledge of the keyboard location so that this stops occurring?

  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world

    Turn off Bluetooth or actually open your Bluetooth setttings and remove that device.
  3. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    No devices are listed. I'm guessing that the only reason bluetooth is coming up at boot time is because it is having difficulty detecting the wired keyboard.
  4. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    System Preferences - Bluetooth - Advanced - Make sure "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant at startup when no bluetooth device is present" is un-checked.
  5. jmpage2 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Just for followup, zapping the pram seemed to have cleared this up. Apparently the iMac couldn't tolerate moving all the USB devices around at once, which happened when I returned from my trip and reconnected everything.

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