Using Bluetooth keyboard at the login screen...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aiqw9182, May 2, 2010.

  1. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

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    My MacBook Pro's keyboard just went dead after I dropped it :)rolleyes:) and now I can't log into the machine to try and salvage it. I for some reason can't get the MacBook Pro to recognize the Apple Wireless Keyboard I have. I had it paired with an iMac but I've unpaired it since and my MacBook Pro won't find it so I can use it at the login screen. I have bluetooth turned off in my account but hopefully that doesn't carry over into the login screen. Any ideas other than buying a wired USB keyboard just to log in so I can turn on bluetooth?

    It's an early 2006 2 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro for what it's worth.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Target Disk Mode can help. Use the MBP in TDM and boot from it via the iMac, or use the MBP as external HDD connected to your iMac.
     
  3. aiqw9182 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The entire MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't work so I fail to see how I will be able to hold down the "T" key. Oh and the MacBook Pro has a Firewire 400 port, the iMac has a Firewire 800 port. At that point instead of buying another cable I might as well just buy a USB keyboard.
     
  4. jbuk macrumors regular

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    The only way you could have done it would be to have retroactively enabled the option to open bluetooth setup assistant when no keyboard is present.

    But obviously, you can't log on to do so.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yeah, I completely blanked that out. An USB keyboard would be the way to go, it should cost around 10€.
     

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