Wireless keyboard problem.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bagsmore, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. bagsmore macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    #1
    Hi forum

    I'm stuck in a never ending loop.

    I have a imac 24 with wireless keyboard - the problem I have is that the batteries were low on the keyboard and the connectivity was lost.

    I went to find some new ones and installed them.

    On my screen the power save password was on screen and guess what? - that's right!! I can't type my password in. :mad:

    If I reboot it brings the same password screen up with no keyboard connectivity.

    I really don't want to buy a usb keyboard to resolve this.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. topmounter macrumors 68020

    topmounter

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    FEMA Region VIII
    #2
    You should be able to put in the batteries, power-on the keyboard and it should start working.

    Otherwise I'd plug-in a USB keyboard and use that until you fix the problem.
     
  3. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #3
    Do the batteries that you've put in have enough of a charge in them?
     
  4. bagsmore thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    #4
    Yes the batteries are brand new.

    Looks like I'll be spending $30 on a new usb keyboard :(
     
  5. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #5
    looks like it mate :( maybe you can borrow a usb keyboard from a friend or something?
     
  6. musukosan macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    #6
    There are lots of options... borrow from work or a friend. Find a used computer shop and buy one there. But really, brand new keyboards are under 10 bucks... if you just need it temporarily there is no need to spend 30 bucks on a new one.
     
  7. wodeh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    Norwich
    #7
    I was under the impression that bluetooth was handled at such a low level in Apple computers that the keyboard could even be used in the early stages of boot?

    This was certainly the case back when I had a G4 Mac mini, but I haven't used a desktop Apple system since.

    Did the intel architecture scupper this particular functionality?

    Oh, and how on earth do you NOT have a USB keyboard!? I've got two just sitting in a box on my kitchen table and at least 5 more upstairs.
     
  8. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #8
    I also don't have a USB keyboard ( my parents do , though ). What I do have is a Ps/2 keyboard :p
     
  9. wodeh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    Norwich
    #9
    I think I've got one or two of those, too, plus a couple of Dreamcast ones for reasons that I can't even imagine. I should rent my loft out to the junk lady from Labyrinth.
     
  10. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #10
    Do you have such a adapter to convert Ps/2 to USB ? I do. Pretty handy , although I never use it.

    If you have PS/2 keyboard, with the adapter - you can convert it to USB .
     
  11. wodeh macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    Norwich
    #11
    Strangely enough, I have a Steelseries 7g keyboard which is a reasonably modern keyboard that forces you to use a PS/2 connection for some reason or another. It takes 2 USB ports, one of which is adapted from PS/2. It's a good keyboard if you don't mind being blinded by the LEDs.

    I wish Apple would produce a wireless keyboard with Home/End and a Numpad.
     
  12. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #12
    They did, right? and I believe you can still get it with a Mac , as an option. I could be mistaking , but im pretty sure that thats possible.
     
  13. outphase macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    #13
    Home/End is usually Fn Left/Right. It's not very consistent though.
     
  14. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #14
    Lol if you lived near me you could borrow one of mine (I have a couple). But if you buy a crappy keyboard its not that expensive. You could also borrow one from a friend...
     
  15. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #15
    Exactly. So Im wondering if the OP has manages to find a USB keyboard? :p
     

Share This Page