keyboard pairing issue with Mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mossanimal, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. mossanimal macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    I have an iMac G4 with mac OS 10.5.8. I just bought a Mac Mini to hook up to our HDTV which is about 30 feet away. I put in a USB mouse into the mac Mini when hooking it up the first time but I don't have a USB keyboard so I took my wireless 'white' keyboard from the iMac, turned it off, and brought it to the Mac Mini. It is discovered it, attempted to pair, allowed me to enter a passkey, but nothing happened when hitting return. It eventually went through a bunch of cycles trying to find a keyboard but it never allowed me to attempt another passkey entry. So I brought it back to iMac and now it's basically doing the same thing. I can't get it to pair with either now. So I then pulled out my laptop and wrote this message hoping for an easy fix.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You can only pair the keyboard with one computer; turning it off and then bringing it to another room does not allow it to "switch" like that. You should have removed the pairing record from the iMac before trying to get it hooked to the Mac mini. If you cannot do that via Bluetooth preferences on either computer, you may need to flash the memory of the keyboard by pulling the batteries and holding in the power button for 10 seconds. After reinstalling the batteries the keyboard should be ready to be paired to another system.

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