Unable to pair Keyboard to new Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ugadawgs311, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ugadawgs311, Oct 30, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012

    ugadawgs311 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I just turned on my new Mini and attempted to pair it with my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. The mouse worked fine, the keyboard however is not working. The screen now displays a message saying "This computer has connected to your keyboard. Enter the passcode below and press return." There is no passcode below. There used to be, and I typed it in and pressed enter but it just asked me to do that again, about 7 times. Now there is no passcode. What should I do?

    Thanks for any help!

    EDIT: never mind. I restarted the Mini and it worked this time.
  2. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    The only time I have had that problem was when the battery level in my Bluetooth device was low.
  3. colshine macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2011
    I had the same problem with mine. I ended up plugging in an old keyboard and using that for setup before trying to setup the BT keyboard. All working now though! ;)
  4. humblpirate macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    New England
    Same Problem

    I had the same problem.

    I switched out the battery on the keyboard, restarted the mac mini, then it happened again. I turned the keyboard on and off and suddenly it worked.
  5. NeuroticNomad macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2007
    Seen that too.

    I was setting up a series of Macs... and it happened on two of them.

    One, a battery pull and a reboot fixed it... on the other, nothing short of borrowing a USB keyboard to finish the setup worked.

    After it was set up, running the Bluetooth Setup Assistant found it instantly. No clue why it wouldn't find it before.

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