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Original poster
May 29, 2007
Ok so my wireless keyboard to my iMac suddenly stopped working at random and I can't type anything. If I had read posts on the internet first I would have known the likely fix is to go into preferences and re-sync the keyboard in devices but a little voice in my head told me to reset my computer and now i can't log in because I can't type the password (I am a dope).

Anyway around this without having to go out and buy a wired keyboard?

A few things to note. Just before this happened I disconnected an external hdd without properly ejecting it, i also plugged in my phone charger to the imac and I recently installed OSX Sierra

Is it likely just a bluetooth bug? The green light on my keyboard blinks for a bit when i turn it on, likes its looking to connect, then it turns off..


macrumors 68020
Sep 7, 2007
Don't forget if this is the magic keyboard, it has the lightning port in the back, making it a wired keyboard again.
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