MacBook stand causes BT issues?!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by daniel_m123, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. daniel_m123 macrumors newbie

    daniel_m123

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    Hey everyone,

    I am using a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) with High Sierra and I am experiencing heavy bluetooth issues with my Magic Mouse 1 since a few weeks. I tried almost everything form:

    - different mousepads/batteries
    - PRAM/SMC reset
    - reset BT module/remove all BT devices/delete BT Pan from network settings/delete BT preferences
    - disable Handoff
    - reinstall High Sierra
    - replaced the BT drivers with those from Mavericks
    - turned off all BT devices in my apartment
    - switched to Apple Magic Keyboard from noname BT keyboard
    - replaced the router with a newer one to use the 5g band

    Nothing, seriously nothing helped for long. Now, it seems that I figured whats going on. It is so easy, that I am almost too embarrassed to tell. I have been using a Macbook stand now for a while. Something similar to this:

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    Raising up the MacBook a few inches causes issues that serious that I was almost unable to use the mouse. To verify the 'solution' I obviously tried that a few times. It really seems that the stand is the cause of the problem. Any idea how the hell this can happen? I mean that's just four to five inches upwards and the stand is made of wood. Is the BT module in such a bad position that it needs to be on the same level as the mouse? I really would love to use that stand as it makes work so much easier.

    Cheers.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    What’s that stand made of, metal could block the Wi-Fi radio signal!
     
  3. daniel_m123, Apr 5, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018

    daniel_m123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    daniel_m123

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    It's fully made of wood. There is not even a screw in it. I am really confused ;)

    Edit: What is also quite interesting is that once I put the Macbook onto the stand the AFH Channel Map Viewer from Bluetooth Explorer (XCODE) looks very different. It seems like there are suddenly more interferences? Or any other idea?
     

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  4. TonyK macrumors 6502a

    TonyK

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    I can't imagine 6 inches above the house causing so many issues. Maybe the wood is positioned near the BT antenna and that is causing the issue.

    My wife and I had too many issues with our MM v1 mice that we quit using them. We gave one away to a friend, who BTW loves it, and the other sits in a case.
     

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