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I’m really pleased with this keyboard and mouse. I received: 1 x Microsoft wireless keyboard powered by 2 aaa batteries supplied 1 x Microsoft wireless mouse With a Comfort Wave Design keyboard and a contoured laser mouse, this wireless combo gives you comfort wherever you like to work. . Logitech MK wireless keyboard and mouse combo makes it easy to comfortably work across multiple devices for increased productivity.
Donna Fine Arts Instructor: Palm pal The mouse with advanced precision tracking keeps your hand happy and supported with contoured sides and soft rubber grips. If the mouse keys feature in the Universal Access System Preferences pane is enabled, many of the keyboard keys may not respond as expected. If the green light on your bluetooth keyboard blinks this does NOT mean your batteries are still good. I have the same problem as a few others here, that the keybord is connected, but some of the keys doesnt repond.
I’m really pleased with this keyboard and mouse. I received: 1 x Microsoft wireless keyboard powered by 2 aaa batteries supplied 1 x Microsoft wireless mouse With a Comfort Wave Design keyboard and a contoured laser mouse, this wireless combo gives you comfort wherever you like to work. . Logitech MK wireless keyboard and mouse combo makes it easy to comfortably work across multiple devices for increased productivity.

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

bluetooth keyboard and mouse combo amazon

Combo and amazon bluetooth keyboard mouse need

You could try deleting Bluetooth Preferences. Its a nearly timeless piece at this point. What do you suggest. Nowhere if I remember correctly is there an overview that explicitly indicates: Or hold Fn to toggle it on each use. I try to pair it and it says unsuccessful.

Experience next-level comfort and productivity with the powerful MK Performance. Switch between screens on both your keyboard and mouse for seamless multi-tasking. The oversized, cushioned palm rest and curved keyframe gives you support for all-day typing.

Adjustable tilt legs offer the perfect typing angle. And the contoured design and soft rubber surface of the mouse fits comfortably in your palm. Fly through documents and web pages with hyper-fast scrolling and type quietly and efficiently on a full-sized keyboard with carefully-crafted concave keys.

Your mouse pairs with up to 3 devices for seamless multi-tasking. Finally, a keyboard and mouse combo that truly works together. Logitech DuoLink allows your mouse buttons to have a different set of actions when you hold the Fn key.

Logitech Flow enables cross computer control and file sharing. Now, when your mouse cursor flows from computer to computer, your keyboard connection will switch automatically too.

Battery life may vary based on user and computing condition. Thank you so much, Dave. The first and only guide that works for me. Would make life much easier for a lot of people. I thought my keyboard was toast, but it just needed a reset.

To reset the wireless b;luetooth apple mouse. I held it upside down and held the click down. And it works — so yes it works for mice too.. Thanks for the tip. This solution does not represent the title.

This is not resetting the keyboard, or mouse, or trackpad. Does anyone actually know how to reset these devices? My keyboard consistently connects to a different computer than the one I would like to use it on.

The solution provided here does not resolve this. Brett, thanks for the feedback but the title is accurate. These instructions reset the device. Once paired, the device should reconnect to the last machine, but due to signal issues it can connect to any paired device in range.

Thank you for your response, but I respectfully disagree. These instructions do not reset the bluetooth device, but seem to allow a device to pair when having some kind of difficulty. My situation is different.

I work in an environment where there are dozens of Mac computers and I have no idea which this device is actually paired to. It would be very difficult, at best, to allow it to connect and then go to each computer to see if it is the offending one.

Using your instructions, my keyboard continued to connect to the wrong computer. I need a way to totally and completely reset the keyboard so that it does not maintain any of its previous pairing information.

Thanks again for your considerate reply and extra detail. I think this comes down to whether you think its the keyboard or the Mac that is remembering the pairing. I think you will find that its the Mac that remembers — the device just presents itself.

When pairing a keyboard, the Mac proposes a passcode that is entered on the keyboard, but the keyboard just uses that to provide verification that it is the same physical keyboard that requested the pairing not another within the vicinity.

If you look at the Apple Support article on Bluetooth pairing http: If you do not do this, it will be arbitrary which Mac makes a connection at the next attempt although the support doc actually say that it is my experience.

The instructions in my article do correctly represent how to reset the bluetooth device, although in reality there is little that this seems to achieve but it does seem to be necessary to overcome certain issues when connection cannot be established.

The keyboards do seem to remember something about the last paired machine, which only may be to allow it to make a quicker connection when that machine starts announces its presence. But whatever it remembers it can cause it to have problems connecting later.

Your problem seems to be that you either have a keyboard that is not connecting to the desired machine and should therefore be reset, or that there is another Mac nearby that it is connecting to out of chance or by choice.

By identifying which machine has the erroneous pairing and removing it from the Bluetooth settings, you should be able to keep your keyboard connecting to the desired system.

If you do find that this info is not helpful, please feel free to post your comments with some explanation or alternative solutions so as to help others. This post gets over 2, hits per month so this is no doubt a common cause for concern.

Dave, Thank you for your painstaking efforts to explain this topic to us all. Brett, one solution is to put all the Macs asleep and then press a key on the keyboard. That will wake up the offending Mac.

Just in case someone comes across this and are wondering the same thing seven months later — actually my problem was having to reset the keyboard. Thanks to this web page, I knew to uninstall the keyboard on BOTH my computers, install new batteries, and then do as Dave suggested.

It worked all because I had to reset the keyboard. Shawn, thanks for the reply. So these instructions are accurate for resetting a keyboard, and do not cover changing input sources in OS X. I was having the same problem of not being able to pair my iPad with my Apple wireless keayboard too that I had already paired with it.

I hope this helps. Dave, maybe you have a link? Perhaps leaving the batteries out for 5 mins will HARD reset the keyboard. Dave, your article is very helpful and appreciated.

Somehow, Apple has embedded into the devices the names of the previous owners. Also worked to fix connection issue with a 1st gen iPad. Had been connected fine in the past, but along the way the Bluetooth connections seem to get corrupted.

Likely your Apple Keyboard may not be evident here. Then, do as instructed here, hold down power button continuously on keyboard that has been shut off.

The keyboard should now appear on list, on mine it shows in black type whereas other devices appear in blue type. Nothing was working, tried new batteries, found the power button on the keyboard, etc.

In desperation, I kept trying ideas from websites—and finally found yours on my phone. I tried it 4 or 5 times trying to type in the code, as my keyboard finally was recognized. It worked, and I am using it now.

It has been working properly. I use it with my iPad. It is the late model with only two batteries. Well, today it decided not to pair with my iPad. First it would display the name of the Keyboard in the tablet, but not connect.

Then I umpaired them, turned all Bluetooth devices of and tried to pair it again with my iPad. No device iPhone, iPad, MacBook can now pair to it. I cannot reset it. I have an iMac and the bluetooth mouse and keyboard stopped responding last week.

At first the bluetooth connection was dropping and reconnecting every 30 seconds or so. Now they will not connect at all. I went and bought a USB mouse and keyboard thinking it was just a bluetooth issue but those do not work either.

Hope someone might have some ideas on what might fix this. This thing is less than 2 years old and the entire reasoning behind purchasing it was that the Mac would last much longer than a PC!

Have used Apple everything since, including purchasing the Apple batteries and charger last December. Yours is the explanation for my mouse suddenly jumping aimlessly.

Truly disappointed in Apple. Thank you, Dave, for your help. Lisa, thanks for the reply. Whilst Apple obviously make their own battery charger, and therefore condone the use of rechargeable, there has always been an issue with power quality from rechargeable batteries.

Worked like a charm the first time. Clear and simple procedure to fix a problem that Apple seems to have forgotten about… Thank you, Dave. Sure worked this time!

Nice one, the holding down the power button during pairing worked a treat! Some keys are not responding. I tried to pair it with my iPad and the same keys were not working.

So, I guess my keyboard did not like it when I cleaned it up with Windex…. My keyboard was paired with the ipad as well as with my macbook pro. Suddenly it stopped working with the ipad.

The ipad still seemed to be paired with it no keyboard shows up on the touchscreen but I cannot seem to write using the wireless keyboard anyway. I did as you instructed and removed the pairing from the macbook pro, tried to reset the pairing on the ipad but still not working.

Re-pairing it with macbook pro makes me conclude that there does not seem to be problems with fresh batteries, but something else is preventing it from pairing with ipad.

If you go to the Bluetooth settings on the ipad, it does tell you if the device is paired. If the keyboard is not popping up it suggests something is connected, but maybe not wht you think.

Thank you so much. I wish I would have come across your article sooner. Add me to the list of grateful readers! After an hour of searching all the official apple articles — this is the one that worked!

Read your article today, tried it again and….. When I started my imac the password window opened but my keyboard is not getting connected my mouse is conected and the key board is not connected with any other device.

No USB is installed. I bought my imac just 3weeks ago. Please tell how I will connect it. If you use the power button reset trick as outlined, your Mac should assume that its a new keyboard and offer to do the initial pairing, just like when you first setup.

How do I locate this information? When you are running the Bluetooth Assistant it shows you the pairing code, which you enter on the keyboard and you MUST remember to hit Enter at the end.

Holding the power button worked for me. For me, after an OSX update, I could not log into my computer because my mac mini would not pair with my mac BT keyboard like the one in the picture at the top of this post.

No matter how long I held the power button, the green light just kept flashing, and anyway, I was unable to go into the settings on the computer, because I could not log in. In the end, after some experimentation — I tried to take the batteries out, and put them back in — I tried to reset the computer — it seems like what worked was to take the battery cap, hold down the power button, and replace the battery cap whilst doing so.

After that, the keyboard immediately paired. Enjoy your helpful advice. Finally managed to pair I mac and New wireless keyboard. Have you any thoughts about possible remedies?

Apple came up trumps and I have managed to pair the keyboard with the I Mac and locate the reason for the slow performance. The keyboard now functions perfectly. My wireless keyboard and mouse stopped working at the same time.

Neither show up at all on my imac. When I tell the bluetooth on my imac to discover the new devices it just searches over and over and never finds anything. It appears as though my bluetooth is malfunctioning…is there a way to reset it?

Jared sorry to hear of the problems. Make sure you remove each device from the Air and ipad as well as the iMac before trying the above trick, or they could be preventing the pairing.

If this fails, try pairing any other Bluetooth device with the iMac to establish if the Bluetooth is faulty. You could try a PRAM reset on the iMac if you have a wired keyboard to hand, but not sure this would help, maybe worth a try.

I had this problem. Tried various times to reboot the computer to fix problem but nothing worked. Replaced batteries in KB. Not really very technical so figured I would get rid of all accessories and distractions near by cell phone, etc.

The I took the batteries out of the keyboard. Shut the iMac off for a minute… then turned it back on. After a minute I put the batteries back in the KB, and I guess it was the only possible thing around to pair with so it did.

My iMac recognized my keyboard, but the functions keys were performing tasks other than their assigned functions. I tried this suggestion and it fixed the problem. Wish this page came up higher in search results too.

Thanks very much for your tips. Worked first time after a frustrating couple of hours. I think the problem was that I had moved an older machine into the same room and there was a conflict.

This helped me pairing a spare keyboard with my Apple TV, meaning that data entry, therefore use and flexibility, is much improved. I put new batteries in the BT mouse Any suggestions? I guess its possible that the Bluetooth controller on the Mac is no longer working.

You could try seeing if it can see any other Bluetooth devices mobile phone perhaps? Finally, go to System Report and look at the detailed hardware info for the BT device to see if there is any clue there.

Seems to work right up till I enter the code. Click continue to try again. Go to Bluetooth preferences on all devices that you may have paired with or own and remove any existing pairings, then try again, noting the trick with the power button.

Thank you so much for posting! My problem, I think, is particularly unique, and unfortunately NOT solved by your suggestion. However, in the past it connected to the Mac through a USB bluetooth extender.

With the extender plugged in the back I was able to move the bluetooth signal outside the track and into the room. With that setup I was able to use the keyboard and mouse without any problems from anywhere in the room.

Somehow the Mac Mini stores the information for the internal bluetooth in a different location than for the bluetooth extender, and this caused all kinds of weird issues.

I had to make sure that the devices were NOT paired with the internal bluetooth before trying to pair it with the external USB extended bluetooth. And what really added to the confusion is that the Apple UI only shows the bluetooth settings for the bluetooth device that is active internal or external, but does NOT indicate that to the user in any way.

Nowhere if I remember correctly is there an overview that explicitly indicates: Ultimately through guesswork and informed trial and error we were able to get it to work.

Anyway, now I have moved into a different setup, I no longer need the bluetooth extender. In fact, I lost it in the move. So, now I am stuck in this situation:.

What do you think? Does my suspicion of what is going make any sense? Or would it be that my keyboard broke at the exact same time as I moved? You could try deleting Bluetooth Preferences.

There might be two, one in the main Library folder:. Delete them both, the completely shutdown the machine not just a restart before booting again. You should then be prompted to start pairing again.

Just borrow ones from a friend, and from a PC will be fine. If that fails, do the same again, but this time, on restart, do a PRAM reset web search for the specific instructions. Go through the cycle at least twice before releasing the keys to allow the normal boot up.

The PRAM reset should clear that. Trouble with key board not responding. All along I can use the delete function but no keys to type. Found your site, was able to generate a new bluetooth code and resync my blue tooth, at least that was the message I got.

What does it tell you that I can delete from my keyboard but nothing else? You should verify with another keyboard to see if its a hardware problem with the existing keyboard. Thank you for this!

Totally worked to allow me to pair with my Mac after my keyboard was paired with my apple TV. Very awesome work man. They seriously suck for that. One more happy guy.

I was at the point of smashing the whole lot into the trash, but this has saved me. Holding down the power button during the duration of the procedure was the step I was missing.

Your instructions worked beautifully for my missing Apple magic track pad. I had problems to reconnect the bluetooth apple key board back to my iMac after recharging the batteries.

Not this time though! My keyboard and mouse pairing will only last for about 30 minutes before the connection is lost. Dave, would your suggestion above be an option? Also consider if you have a strong local source of interference — other Bluetooth devices, 2.

They all use similar frequencies, so another device could be causing the keyboard and mouse to loose their connection with the iMac. You may need to do a PRAM reset as well. I seem to have an unique issue where Num keys are not working.

Every other keys are fine. Currently using a USB keyboard,. I seem to remember having a problem when pairing where, in my case, the enter key was not working, so maybe its a glitch in the setup.

I think that has worked for me every time. Hey Dave, The number keys not working is not just at the time of pairing, I have this problem even while it was paired earlier suddenly it got unpaired for no reason.

What do you suggest. Very old keyboard would not pair with slightly younger Mac Mini running Mavricks, though it worked earlier. Keyboard was immediately recognized. Came across your blog post.

My aluminium 3-battery keyboard packed up and decided not to connect to anything at all. Any other variation and just nothing appears on the Mac at all. MacBook Pro, mid, Far as I know, my MBP is the only thing this keyboard has ever been paired with.

Or do one then the other? Lastly, how do we do it with the mouse, since there is no power button to hold down rather a click? The power button trick only works for those devices that have a contact power button.

Some of the mice have a slide power switch, so no good. But the rest of the advice on the page regarding general Bluetooth troubleshooting holds true, so be sure to check those out too.

So should this happen again I will try your trick, and if it works great, but will it make the mouse come back too? If not, how can I reboot computer with just keyboard?

Some underlying other issue perhaps or just buy a new keyboard? And again, thank you so much! Obviously not good if it keeps happening, but likely to be a glitch in the configuration or local interference, which if you follow the tips you may be able to diagnose.

If you have some sort of solution for my problem please email me your answer. Ok, I have the strangest problem and I tried your suggestion but failed. I am not sure if you can help me or not, but here goes.

My imac has stopped responding to my wireless keyboard, but only in my account. However, everything is fine when I log into the guest account, and I can type in my password at the start up screen.

Try creating another normal user account temporarily, and see what behaviour you get there. Same deal for both keyboard and magic trackpad. Any thoughts on that? Thank you in advance. Are you sure its getting unpaired?

Does the pairing still appear in the OS X Bluetooth preferences, but its just not connecting? As for Apple… come on, guys, get your act together. A little better product support, please….

This just worked like a charm! You made a potentially long troubleshooting job last only 3 minutes. Hi Dave I do exactly your guide. But when i type different number, the code is black.

What i should do? The power button is a switch and thus you cannot hold it down. No one could help me. I was getting so frustrated and this solved my keyboard problem. All the best for you!

I have a sort of unique problem. It pairs for a while and then stops working. Again, it may be Yosemite, but I just wanted to ask to see if you had any idea. Obvious the beta software it could be a bug, but seems to just be the same issue that affects earlier versions.

Also, take a look in the Console logs to see if there is any hint as to why the keyboard disconnects. Then i went into preferenceds selected keyboard internal to macbook and try to use change keyboard, it DOES not recognize the Internal keyboad, but it too like the wireless is working, Use lithium double aa and triple a battery because they last longer..

I am on my lap top now searching for solutions. I have a really old Bluetooth keyboard from Apple. No power button indicated anywhere. There is a toggle switch in the back that turns the blinky green light on and off.

My Surface 2 detects the keyboard and knows it by name, but the pairing process always fails. I never get the code. Are you familiar with these old style keyboards? Is there a key combo that acts as the power button that I can hold down while it tries to pair?

That is the solution I was looking for. Holding down the Power-Button until the pairing-windows appears was the solution! A cheap USB keyboard will at least let you get back to work.

Now I cannot get into my MAC cause it requires a password and I cannot type the password cause my keys on the keypad are not working. It seems when I press the middle of the keyboard, some keys sort of work but then nothing else happens.

Please, please assist urgently as I was working on a presentation and now cannot go in and complete. Sounds like your cleaning might have damaged the keyboard. This worked for my Apple wireless mouse.

Many thanks to you and Dr. Google for sending me to your page. After an hour of failing to connect an wireless keyboard I found your instructions. Thank you very, very much!

The only problem I faced when connecting both the keyboard done first and trackpad done second was that as long as the keyboard was turned on, the trackpad would not show up in the devices list I guess they looked identical to the PC.

After connecting them once, they work simultaneously. Tried everything to make it move, from a fully charged new set of batteries to cleaning up of the shells and mouse.. I am clueless about resetting the bluetooth settings without a mouse..

Please do comment… Thanks, Soorsj S. I have tryed to follow your advice, but i cannot se how to ask my imac to forget the keybord. Only how to dissconnect. Its in danish lay-out.

I have the same problem as a few others here, that the keybord is connected, but some of the keys doesnt repond. Ive tryed to connect the keybord to my iphone, and its the same there. But i can make the iphone forget the keybord, which i cannot on the imac 27 Mecanical failure?

Ps no i did not cleaned it. Problem occured after a restart. When in Bluetooth preferences, it shows a list of known devices. It may say its currently connected, and there is an X to the right that allows you to disconnect.

If the keyboard is failing with particular keys, and you find that when connected to a different device like iPhone that the same physical keys fail, then probably you have a defective keyboard.

Even Apple kit can go wrong! I suppose different lay-out. Computer is set to danish, the keyboard is Catalan and Apple is American. So of course a lot of things can go wrong.

After that, i tried, just for fun, to connect again to my iPad, and now it worked here too??? So some kind of memory the keyboard must have. If not this is a little to magic. It didnt worked for long.

After a period of sleepmode, same problem again. Hi Dave, I hope you can advise. We have an Imac that is nearly 3 years old. It sits happily in the kitchen making movies, playing music and searching the internet, it has quite a nice life apart from frequent attacks by a 8 and 9 year old.

Yesterday I came home to find my iTunes library playing, I did not recall turning it on before I left, but the music was good so I paid little attention. Later that day the imac started making noises like someone was typing and the problem worsened to constant error noises and the screen flitting around various boxes.

The keyboard was non responsive. So I shut everything down, turned off the keyboard, changed the batteries and restated. Still no keys working as pressed but the Imac responding to some connection as the typing and error noises restarted.

I am not super technical, but we have owned apples since out first tangerine imac many years ago. The keyboard is paired, I have tried to unpair to pair with my iPad, but the keyboard seems not to type the code required to pair with the iPad.

I have reconnected it to the imac but it keeps asking for the code to be input, yet in system preferences it says it is connected to the wireless keyboard. So I really just wanted your advice, has the keyboard died or is there something I can do?

Thanks for staying active on the comments for this thread. My Macbook can recognize the Bluetooth connection from my Mac keyboard, but it refuses to pair. When given a passcode, I try to enter the code, but nothing happens.

Apple seems to think it is a hardware problem, but what do you think? Thank you for a super helpful article! I then tried to check if the bluetooth was actually working so attempted to pair with my phone android note 2.

During the paring process my phone found the mouse and then once i chose that the mac and phone pair my mouse was seen by the mac and paired with no trouble. Thank you for saving my day!

Tried everything and was ready to throw it out and then I came across your simple solution of holding down the power button while pairing. Thanks very very much.

Was tearing out my hair trying to pair it with new iMac and was even considering buying a new Apple Wireless Keyboard or the IOGear Multimedia Keyboard when your solution came along. Saved me money and further frustration….

It was very useful. Thank you so much your karma just went up! Thanks so much for this advice! It worked on my wireless keyboard and mouse, both of which had suddenly and unexplainably stopped being connected to my laptop.

Thanks so much for the tip about rechargeable batteries, I would have never thought of that. Now my trackpad is behaving correctly. Soon, the clumps of hair that I have pulled out trying to diagnose this problem will start to grow back!

Thanks for the info and happy motoring. Until this morning, my Mac Word worked firn, but suddenly I cannot type anything. They do work in other programmes such a s Excel, etc.

If the keyboard works in other applications, then the problem seems to be an incompatibility with the Mac Word version you are using. The second reboot worked the trick.

I have not found anything yet of similar nature in the Yosemite community. This is not working. Your methods are lame. Please help me community and Dave. I am sorry that I sound mean and all but I really am not mean when I know what I am doing.

Please help me Dave or the community. I have to leave at 3ish and it is Its quite clear in the article that you need a keyboard with a push power button, not the slide variety, so getting irate at me is a bit illogical.

I am trying to pair my ipad mini to a bluetooth keyboard. I tried to push the power button for a minute or two, it still wont search qnd connect! Are you sure that the keyboard works have you tried pairing with something else?

This was making me nuts. I had tried a half-dozen other fixes and numerous reboots without success. But your tip did the job! It seems the mouse has a list of devices it tries to connect to.

When I power up my mouse, it attempts to connect to a device I once connected to — my phone. When I power up the mouse, a box shows up on my phone helpfully suggesting would I like to connect this mouse.

If you could share that, point to a solution or something…. Have a pleasant day! Many thanks — to remove from the old iMac then follow your steps worked for me — much appreciated.

The ultimate work around however is to go onto Amazon and buy a USB keyboard and a USB hub for 20 bucks per and other such devices and then locate every bluetooth mouse, trackpad and keyboard in your house and throw them in the trash.

Your life and blood pressure will improve instantly. Do not recycle them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. You will just be passing on the problems. Destroy them for the good of mankind.

I have also paired my keyboard to apple tv. Because of this, I lost the connection to my mac. I have to unpair and unplug the apple tv for my keyboard to be paired to my mac again.

I had tried so many different things in the Apple Support forum, but this worked for me. Hi, thanks a lot. It solved my problem. I was trying to connect my apple BT keybord, but everytime it ask to check the device battery and turn it on.

After reading many threads in the apple forum and trying multiple things with no success; I found this page. Many thanks for taking the time to post this info!! I just got a new computer but still have my old one in my office.

I never thought about the possibility of interference. This is the first time that Apple support has not been able to help me, but you were! I never would have been able to figure this out on my own.

Worked for me, thanks Dave. I had this problem and improved it with a hair dryer! The fix here did not work but I figured that it was caused by high humidity. So took out the batteries and gave it some gentle heat with the hair dryer.

This brought the keys back for a bit then I had to do it again. Like so many others, I spent hours trying to get my keyboard paired with my Macbook with no success. Then I came across a link to this page and hey presto, it works.

Confirmed, your suggestion to continually hold the power button is the key. Thanks for being correct and thorough. I was going crazy trying to get my keyboard to pair. I finally found that my keyboard was connected to a nearby iPad, which is why it was not responding to any of my laptops.

After several hours of trying, I almost gave up…whoever alerted us that the previous pairing with another device in the vicinity could be the reason for connection difficulties has my sincere thanks.

I had forgotten having previously hooked up with my iPad. Once I had disconnectd my keyboard from the iPad, connecting the keyboard to my iMac proceeded without any problems at all.

Hello Dave, and many thanks for your notes. My wireless trackpad pairs flawlessly. A pairing code appears on the iMac, but when I press the respective keys nothing happens the blue highlighting the code figure to enter will not advance to the next when pressed.

Do you have any other ideas? Have I missed something? If the keyboard is new to you, I would suspect that it is faulty. Perhaps the person you obtained it from did not realise this. I would try pairing with another computer see if a friend can help, if you get the same problem then it almost certainly the keyboard at fault.

My wireless keyboard and track pad work fine. However, I purchased a number keypad when we bought our MAC and it worked fine and all of a sudden has stopped working.

Its the kind that connects to the keyboard. I have changed out batteries, made sure it was turned on, etc. When I connect it to my keyboard and press the button on the end, a little green light comes on on the key board but goes off almost immediately.

Try the same process as mentioned in the article. The key was holding down the power button until it was found. It did take several minutes. I did remove the Keyboard from my list it said not connected but then the system found it right away and I was able to pair again.

You saved me so much time and frustration. My backspace key just stopped to work during the night. I must say thank so so much for your cooperation with me to reach to fantastic result with my deletd wireless keybord… I restore connection with my keyboard via instruction you have gave me.

Dave — thank you for this website and your efforts! My wireless mouse stopped working three days ago. I did everything I could find on the Apple site and decided to visit the local Apple store to see what was up, thinking one of my kids probably dropped the wireless mouse and broke it.

Being Saturday and not knowing that you had to schedule an appointment, I left the store without being helped and having wasted 1. Returning home I found the wireless keyboard had stopped as well.

After 3 hours of troubleshooting and online searching, I found your site. The SMC reset and your directions at the top of this page did the trick!!! Wireless mouse and keyboard are now working.

Thank you a lot for this tutorial! My trackpad stopped working while my keyboard works fine. The trackpad could be found in the bluetooth settings, I clicked on connect and the I had to confirm the pairing.

Then the trackpad was connected for a split second and then the pairing confirmation showed up again. Your trick was the solution. I am in a lab, with other nearby labs.

I found my situation was similar to your description. Somehow a lab computer had paired to my keyboard. I sure with Apple would build in a reset to teh keyboard.

Thanks for your help. Sure enough, I forgot I had paired my keyboard with my iPad and when I had it turned on it refused to pair to my new mac mini. Unpaired it from iPad and it popped up in bluetooth settings and successfully paired with the mac mini.

I tried changing the batteries, did not work. I tried to re-pair it and that worked fine, I could input the code and press Enter on my Apple BT keyboard and it would pair successfully but the keyboard is still not working.

When I switch it on the light blinks blink-blink pause blink-blink pause,… for about minutes and then it disappears. I purchased the keyboard from Apple about a year ago and have always been super pleased with it.

It was never abused, dropped, drowned or anything like that either, just chillin on my desk days after days. Thanks for the tips! My apple keyboard and trackpad stay connected to my laptop running Yosemite just fine when they stay in the same room, but after I take my laptop home for the night and bring it back the next morning, the computer fails to connect to either device until I reset both the keyboard and trackpad i.

When you take the laptop home, they disconnect and become available for other paired devices to connect, which will prevent reconnection to the laptop when you return. Check carefully on all other nearby devices that they are not listed as paired.

Hi— Thanks for the reply. Yes, I realize that them pairing with other computers is quite possible. The issue is that I work in a lab and there are tens of computers near by, some of which are used by people and some we only use to run simulations, making the checking difficult.

Is there anyway to ease-drop on the device to see if it is paired?

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My Macbook can recognize the Bluetooth connection from my Mac keyboard, but it refuses to pair. When given a passcode, I try to enter the code, but nothing happens. Apple seems to think it is a hardware problem, but what do you think?

Thank you for a super helpful article! I then tried to check if the bluetooth was actually working so attempted to pair with my phone android note 2. During the paring process my phone found the mouse and then once i chose that the mac and phone pair my mouse was seen by the mac and paired with no trouble.

Thank you for saving my day! Tried everything and was ready to throw it out and then I came across your simple solution of holding down the power button while pairing.

Thanks very very much. Was tearing out my hair trying to pair it with new iMac and was even considering buying a new Apple Wireless Keyboard or the IOGear Multimedia Keyboard when your solution came along.

Saved me money and further frustration…. It was very useful. Thank you so much your karma just went up! Thanks so much for this advice! It worked on my wireless keyboard and mouse, both of which had suddenly and unexplainably stopped being connected to my laptop.

Thanks so much for the tip about rechargeable batteries, I would have never thought of that. Now my trackpad is behaving correctly. Soon, the clumps of hair that I have pulled out trying to diagnose this problem will start to grow back!

Thanks for the info and happy motoring. Until this morning, my Mac Word worked firn, but suddenly I cannot type anything. They do work in other programmes such a s Excel, etc. If the keyboard works in other applications, then the problem seems to be an incompatibility with the Mac Word version you are using.

The second reboot worked the trick. I have not found anything yet of similar nature in the Yosemite community. This is not working. Your methods are lame. Please help me community and Dave.

I am sorry that I sound mean and all but I really am not mean when I know what I am doing. Please help me Dave or the community. I have to leave at 3ish and it is Its quite clear in the article that you need a keyboard with a push power button, not the slide variety, so getting irate at me is a bit illogical.

I am trying to pair my ipad mini to a bluetooth keyboard. I tried to push the power button for a minute or two, it still wont search qnd connect! Are you sure that the keyboard works have you tried pairing with something else?

This was making me nuts. I had tried a half-dozen other fixes and numerous reboots without success. But your tip did the job! It seems the mouse has a list of devices it tries to connect to.

When I power up my mouse, it attempts to connect to a device I once connected to — my phone. When I power up the mouse, a box shows up on my phone helpfully suggesting would I like to connect this mouse.

If you could share that, point to a solution or something…. Have a pleasant day! Many thanks — to remove from the old iMac then follow your steps worked for me — much appreciated. The ultimate work around however is to go onto Amazon and buy a USB keyboard and a USB hub for 20 bucks per and other such devices and then locate every bluetooth mouse, trackpad and keyboard in your house and throw them in the trash.

Your life and blood pressure will improve instantly. Do not recycle them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill. You will just be passing on the problems. Destroy them for the good of mankind.

I have also paired my keyboard to apple tv. Because of this, I lost the connection to my mac. I have to unpair and unplug the apple tv for my keyboard to be paired to my mac again. I had tried so many different things in the Apple Support forum, but this worked for me.

Hi, thanks a lot. It solved my problem. I was trying to connect my apple BT keybord, but everytime it ask to check the device battery and turn it on. After reading many threads in the apple forum and trying multiple things with no success; I found this page.

Many thanks for taking the time to post this info!! I just got a new computer but still have my old one in my office. I never thought about the possibility of interference. This is the first time that Apple support has not been able to help me, but you were!

I never would have been able to figure this out on my own. Worked for me, thanks Dave. I had this problem and improved it with a hair dryer! The fix here did not work but I figured that it was caused by high humidity.

So took out the batteries and gave it some gentle heat with the hair dryer. This brought the keys back for a bit then I had to do it again. Like so many others, I spent hours trying to get my keyboard paired with my Macbook with no success.

Then I came across a link to this page and hey presto, it works. Confirmed, your suggestion to continually hold the power button is the key. Thanks for being correct and thorough.

I was going crazy trying to get my keyboard to pair. I finally found that my keyboard was connected to a nearby iPad, which is why it was not responding to any of my laptops. After several hours of trying, I almost gave up…whoever alerted us that the previous pairing with another device in the vicinity could be the reason for connection difficulties has my sincere thanks.

I had forgotten having previously hooked up with my iPad. Once I had disconnectd my keyboard from the iPad, connecting the keyboard to my iMac proceeded without any problems at all. Hello Dave, and many thanks for your notes.

My wireless trackpad pairs flawlessly. A pairing code appears on the iMac, but when I press the respective keys nothing happens the blue highlighting the code figure to enter will not advance to the next when pressed.

Do you have any other ideas? Have I missed something? If the keyboard is new to you, I would suspect that it is faulty. Perhaps the person you obtained it from did not realise this.

I would try pairing with another computer see if a friend can help, if you get the same problem then it almost certainly the keyboard at fault. My wireless keyboard and track pad work fine.

However, I purchased a number keypad when we bought our MAC and it worked fine and all of a sudden has stopped working. Its the kind that connects to the keyboard.

I have changed out batteries, made sure it was turned on, etc. When I connect it to my keyboard and press the button on the end, a little green light comes on on the key board but goes off almost immediately.

Try the same process as mentioned in the article. The key was holding down the power button until it was found. It did take several minutes. I did remove the Keyboard from my list it said not connected but then the system found it right away and I was able to pair again.

You saved me so much time and frustration. My backspace key just stopped to work during the night. I must say thank so so much for your cooperation with me to reach to fantastic result with my deletd wireless keybord… I restore connection with my keyboard via instruction you have gave me.

Dave — thank you for this website and your efforts! My wireless mouse stopped working three days ago. I did everything I could find on the Apple site and decided to visit the local Apple store to see what was up, thinking one of my kids probably dropped the wireless mouse and broke it.

Being Saturday and not knowing that you had to schedule an appointment, I left the store without being helped and having wasted 1. Returning home I found the wireless keyboard had stopped as well.

After 3 hours of troubleshooting and online searching, I found your site. The SMC reset and your directions at the top of this page did the trick!!! Wireless mouse and keyboard are now working.

Thank you a lot for this tutorial! My trackpad stopped working while my keyboard works fine. The trackpad could be found in the bluetooth settings, I clicked on connect and the I had to confirm the pairing.

Then the trackpad was connected for a split second and then the pairing confirmation showed up again. Your trick was the solution. I am in a lab, with other nearby labs.

I found my situation was similar to your description. Somehow a lab computer had paired to my keyboard. I sure with Apple would build in a reset to teh keyboard. Thanks for your help.

Sure enough, I forgot I had paired my keyboard with my iPad and when I had it turned on it refused to pair to my new mac mini. Unpaired it from iPad and it popped up in bluetooth settings and successfully paired with the mac mini.

I tried changing the batteries, did not work. I tried to re-pair it and that worked fine, I could input the code and press Enter on my Apple BT keyboard and it would pair successfully but the keyboard is still not working.

When I switch it on the light blinks blink-blink pause blink-blink pause,… for about minutes and then it disappears. I purchased the keyboard from Apple about a year ago and have always been super pleased with it.

It was never abused, dropped, drowned or anything like that either, just chillin on my desk days after days. Thanks for the tips! My apple keyboard and trackpad stay connected to my laptop running Yosemite just fine when they stay in the same room, but after I take my laptop home for the night and bring it back the next morning, the computer fails to connect to either device until I reset both the keyboard and trackpad i.

When you take the laptop home, they disconnect and become available for other paired devices to connect, which will prevent reconnection to the laptop when you return. Check carefully on all other nearby devices that they are not listed as paired.

Hi— Thanks for the reply. Yes, I realize that them pairing with other computers is quite possible. The issue is that I work in a lab and there are tens of computers near by, some of which are used by people and some we only use to run simulations, making the checking difficult.

Is there anyway to ease-drop on the device to see if it is paired? Thanks again for the help. Thanks for the great tips! I could not find a Mac wireless keyboard to replace it, so bought a Microsoft one wireless.

However, although they say it works for Mac as well as PC, the keys would not work as indicated on the keyboard. For example, when I typed Shift 8, to get a left-hand bracket, I would instead get an asterisk.

The left-hand bracket was on Shift 9 which showed the right-hand bracket! Other keys were different as well, but I was forced to re-learn them to be able to type correctly.

Problem is, they keystrokes still work as the Microsoft keyboard did — incorrectly. I had to delete two keyboards from the Bluetooth list and repair. I kept the power button pressed the entire time and it worked!!

So I just typed the correct numbers without getting any UI response and hit enter and voila my keyboard is connected! Yep, messed around for 20mins nothing. Tried the same process after turning it off and holding the power throughout.

Brilliant — At hits a month for your article, you would think someone at Apple would adjust their own described method for connecting. I have connected plenty of keyboards in the past no problems and not using your technique.

But when I had trouble your system worked perfectly. I like the way you spend the time helping other people with only just related issues. Thanks, following your instructions to pair my wireless keyboard worked like a charm.

I prefer the wireless keyboard feel over the built in Macbook Air keyboard. All I had to do…. I just had to be reminded that Macs are designed to meet my needs as simple as possible. Thats why I have a MAC.

I should have known! Thank you so much for giving us the answers to our problems. You are the hero of the day. Donna Fine Arts Instructor: Thanks for your help,. You need to set the OSX keyboard language to match what is physically laid out on the keyboard.

US English and British English are the nearly the same but some of the symbol keys are in different places. No idea which Mexico uses. Show the input source in the menu bar, and use that your toggle from one to another.

I was starting to think that the Bluetooth card of the Mac Pro 1. Thank you very much! My keyboard was saved with my Macbook and could not connect with other computers, I made this reset and exactly as you described!

When finished, I returned the keyboard to the wife and then the problems started. So I started researching. Found some terrible documentation on the internet, including an Apple manual for an Apple wireless keyboard older model??

Then I found this post: Deleted the keyboard from BT preferences on the Mac mini and got the keyboard working, again on the iMac. I am at my wits end. You can normally navigate on the Mac using just a keyboard, but its a little tricky.

When going through System Preferences, it could not find the wireless keyboard. Your instructions worked the very first time. You saved me a ton of time trying to find the answer from Apple.

After a hard reboot, for unknown reasons my Bluetooth Apple keyboard was not recognized by my iMac. Searching for a solution, I found your post and it worked like a charm.

I am grateful as it saved me a very time-consuming trip to the Apple store or the expense of a new keyboard! Thank you and happy travels. You are a life-saver, Dave!

But this time, after a full hour of having no luck with any of my tried-and-true solutions including restarting, I was getting ready to take my frustration out on my 4-month-old iMac with my bare fists.

This, in turn, would have resulted in my own demise from a pummeling from my normally docile but tech-obsessed husband! Lucky for me, I was able to search for solutions on my iPad and came upon this page.

Thank you so much for sharing this! You are a life-saver! Very useful information but it does not address my problem. I was getting mad with my iMac when randomly it restarts itself. Still the same, I changed the RAM memory but still the same issue.

My last attempt was removing the wireless keyboard for a wired one and ever since no more restarts. In conclusion, despite the fact I never had a problem pairing the wireless keyboard with my iMac, this change seems to work for me.

I hope this helps somebody else because in my case I could not find any kernel panic message after those random restart. Hi, my problem is that my Mac requires a password and i cant type because it doest not find the keyboard.

Without entering the password, i cant go to bluetooth preferences. I cant do anything actually. Your only choice is to borrow a USB keyboard so that you can login, then sort out the Apple keyboard.

This began after my Internet went down because of cable provider. I used my iPhone as a hot spot because I work from home. I have a wireless mouse that works. I have no idea. I followed your directions I read from my nearby Macbook.

The keyboard paired with it! LOL But not the iMac. I just received a used keyboard from ebay. I try to pair it and it says unsuccessful. But it still shows the old computer ellies keyboard on it.

Is there any way to delete or reset the keyboard? I tried the power button thing and it almost paired, but then said unsuccessful. Try the power button trick again, its the only form of reset.

You can change the keyboard name after its been paired. I had the same problem. My apple wireless keyboard suddenly stopped working. According to the Bluetooth system preferences, the keyboard was connected, paired, and discoverable.

Only two keys worked: I brought it in to the genius bar in Palo Alto. The genius tested it and found that it works well on his computer. He suggested it might be my bluetooth software.

I brought it home and tried again. This time I noticed the following warning in the troubleshooting discussion http: If the mouse keys feature in the Universal Access System Preferences pane is enabled, many of the keyboard keys may not respond as expected.

It was on; I turned it off. After trying different advices around the web yours was the only solution that worked! Dave — thanks for the tip how to re pair my wireless keyboard with my ipad.

Found your website through a Google search and so glad I did. Good luck with your travels and adventures. How to set already-paired bluetooth devices again into discovery mode?

As long as I have had my bluetooth keyboard, today all of a sudden I had an issue getting it to connect. Your post, though from a few years ago did the trick. Thanks so much for helping me get back to work!

Thank you for your advise! Helps a lot, and seems to be the only in deep one in the internet! Would be the right sign. I routinely encounter this problem approx every few months when the batteries run out in my keyboard.

It then refuses to re-connect with my Macbook Pro. I do this and it continually keeps automatically popping up. I am now completely frustrated and at a loss of how to fix it yet again.

In later versions, if you hover the mouse over the paired device in the list, and X in a circle appears, which allows you to delete the previously paired item. Just in case anyone else encounters it, your method to resolve this seems to be sound, but actually never works with my Macbook pro unless I first restart my computer after having replaced the keybaord batteries.

Just purchased an Apple Magic Keyboard. Found one post that might indicate whats going wrong. Show the input keyboard viewer, and a keyboard that looks like an apple keyboard shows up… Great. Then I type a single key, and that keyboard viewer changes into showing a keyboard with right hand number keys — and so forth….

Thats all I have so far…. Or hold Fn to toggle it on each use. That option is already unchecked — I tried to check it, and uncheck it just to see if it would do anything — but nope….

I am currently running Beta version of El Capitan… I had a bluetooth keyboard that was typing incorrect characters on an iPad. Hi Dave, Hopefully you can answer my question.

I am trying to connect pair a mac keyboard via bluetooth on a Mac OS X version I have new batteries in the keyboard! Look forward to hearing from you today hopefully. Have you followed the instructions in the blog post about holding down the power key?

Follow this carefully, it usually is the step that does the trick. Yes I did follow your blog re holding down power key before I made contact with you. Remember to remove the pairing if you do this, or it can lead to connectivity problems back on the original Mac.

Worked fine for my keyboard and trackpad. This worked when nothing else did and I was about to literally trash the keyboard as broken. Thanks for this tip. It worked for me using a first generation apple wireless keyboard and my MacBook Air running El Capitan Apple Magic Mouse is discoverable, but not pairing — Apple Questions.

I did all you suggested and appear to have a pairing, or so it says.. No other keyboard function is operating. It sounds ridiculous but this is my first experience with this type of keyboard, model A I am in Australia.

Dave, you are a genius. Interestingly the problem occurred after restarting following a power cut. I had tried everything else. Thanks for valuable tips. Fresh batteries output voltage close to 1.

Please inform if some water dropped in the keyboard can cause malfuntion, because the keyboard light gets on and off. I found to have the same problem as 44Edward. Mouse Keys somehow got enabled and kept my character and number keys from working.

Everything else was find. Also my 2nd Mac constantly wanted to connect to the keyboard, the username is the same. So its valuable to watch both Macs. Probably just luck but worth a try.

Thanks for the Help Dave! Confused by your description of resetting mouse since you used keyboard example. Do you turn off keyboard to reset mouse? If not, is the mouse turned off?

If so, how do you click on bluetooth for pairing? This trick only works on the mouse if it has a momentary power switch. The general advice regarding batteries and re-pairing still applies though.

Actually, I think your advice does help for slide switch mouses, just hold the mouse down instead of the power button. Hi there, my kid was playing some game after which my keyboard has stopped functioning in normal way.

Alaphabet and number keys are not working, shift and other function keys are working. Pressing few keys one can see the arrow on the screen sliding. I uninstalled the game.

I re-paired the keyboard many times. Called apple, they suggest there might be physical damage, which i doubt since some keys are working normal. Do you suggest re-pairing with long press?

It seems you have Mouse Keys enabled, which is an Accessibility feature. See here for instructions to disabled: I got stuck this morning after upgrading to El Capitan No luck in any Apple forum.

The issue seems quite frequent, and I did not realize it had been kind of common. Held the ON button down and it paired immediately. I was out of ideas. Really appreciate your sharing this fix.

Ive tried the power key hold-down — and also new batteries. There are no other bluetooth devices in range. The computer previously paired with the keyboard has been sold some time ago.

In Bluetooth preferences the keyboard is quickly discovered and the pairing code appears but it only lets me enter the first three digits of the 6 digit pairing code — when I come to type the fourth digit it freezes and then eventually times outs saying could not pair.

This has happened over and over again — Im about to give up!! Thanks for your help x. This is a great article; much more useful than all the snake-oil suggestions on the Apple forums.

For me, a combination of changing the batteries and the old hold-the-power-button trick did the job. Any ideas, please on how to fix this problem as you cannot log in to Windows without a keyboard?

My keyboard works fine in OS but after upgrading to El Capitan a couple of days ago my keyboard will not work in bootcamped Windows 7. I have tried a little fiddling with the Bluetooth settings but hot having any luck.

Interestingly enough, in OS X Holding down the power for 3 seconds and repaired the keyboard yo mac. This just worked for me when everything had failed. For me it was the pairing of my Magic Mouse which used to work then suddenly stopped working.

I had a wired mouse so have been using that and meaning to get around to trying to reconnect my Magic Mouse. I was near to go and buy a new one. The green light on the keyboard just shines for a few seconds, then turns off by itself.

Does not care if I keep the power button of the keyboard pressed for long time, still not pairing. I have the opposite problem: My macbook thinks it has a connected bluetooth mouse, and so has disabled the clickers on the track pad.

It also disables the clickers on a USB mouse. How do I select the bluetooth icon without a mouse? Thanks for this, it was very helpful in a crunch time. Its a nearly timeless piece at this point.

Dave, many thanks for this post. As of today, it still really helpful and help me to fixed my wireless keyboard paring problem. The key in my case was to unpaired the keyboard with the iPad…. Thank You for this workaround!!

This worked like a charm. I spent the morning trying to figure out why my devices were no longer connecting and not able to pair. Many thanks, this worked for me after I powered down my ipad, which was also paired.

Hi Dave, Thanks SO much. This worked, and I was able to get my husband back in business with his iMac and its keyboard! I had tried many other support suggestions, and no one mentioned holding the power button down.

By the way, his keyboard not connecting began right after we had a one-second power failure in our house. Thanks again for clear instructions. Hello, I have a magic mouse 2 that just bought with my Macbook pro retina 13 inch with El capitan.

My mouse worked fine for like a week but one day just stop working. I assume that the battery was low and connected to the usb port of my mac and let it charge for all night but in the morning still nothing.

I unpear it and wont been able to pear it since. Before I buy a usb keyboard to resolve the issue I wanted to check whether anyone has come across this: I switched off the iMac and now the keyboard does not connect.

The magic mouse connects. The keyboard has new batteries and it gets detected by my iPhone and macbook. There are no other devices in the vicinity. I tried powering on and off and the keyboard does not appear on the iMac.

Any thoughts other than buying a usb keyboard? Thanks for your help! Thank you very much, i almost bought a new keyboard. Holding the keyboard power button step 4 and repairing the keyboard did the trick.

Thank you very much. Holding down the power button on my Apple trackpad brought on the device with instructions to pair. So I switched off the trackpad holding button start button for more than 3 seconds.

Then I held it down once again this time throughout the pairing process…. I just wanted to say thank you. Hi Dave, It seems that most people are having good luck with the power button solution.

Unfortunately it is not working for me. When I go to pair a keyboard, the passkey will pop up for about a second before I can get a good look at it and then it will go away and the menu will tell me the pairing was unsuccessful because the passkeys did not match.

I have tried all the solutions you mentioned above and nothing is working! Thanks Dave — worked a treat holding down the ON button on my battery-powered mac keboard. Holding the power button until the end of the pairing worked for me as well.

Huge relief as I was messed up with the windows keyboard and all the wires on my desk. I cleaned my keyboard with a bit too much rubbing alcohol and it started acting like crazy. I thought I was doomed.

Apple is amazing and thanks for the help Dave! My first attempt did not work, however after reading the additional instructions, I realized that my keyboard was pairing with another OS X device. Thanks for your website.

You, Sir, are a genius! Lol, I was one step away from flinging the keyboard. Holding the power button while pairing did the trick for me. Thanks for the perfect information that I was searching for.

My bluetooth keyboard started connecting to my mac after holding the power on button for 3 seconds and within a minute of reading your advice. Something else was wrong with it, but that can be worked around in OSX preferences.

This worked great for connecting my wireless keyboard to my new MacBook Air! I thought I has scoured the internet for all possible fixes. Last week Apple Support had me reinstall the OS.

This worked, thanks so very much for writing it up. Worked like a charm. Thank you so very much. Holding the on switch was the trick so thank you for the help. If the green light on your bluetooth keyboard blinks this does NOT mean your batteries are still good.

I finally relented and installed fresh batteries. The old batteries apparently had enough power to blink the light but did not have enough juice to make the full connection.

I had tried everything without success before I came across your advice. I was so relieved. Thanks, this helped a lot! Thank you; you saved my sanity. Thanks for your great advice.

I had tried everything after my Bluetooth just stopped working on Yosemite, and managed to get the mouse working but not the keyboard. Yet another happy badger.

Tried the switching off and reboot trick and then spent a day swearing at the computer before I came across your marvellous and simple cure. Absolutely nothing on its official sites or support at all.

Like Phil G said above: It would partially connect and then disconnect. I have changed the batteries time and time again thinking perhaps the batteries were dud.

Finally i smacked the keyboard around a few times and lo and behold, it worked!! What if one is logged out, and then the keyboard breaks which makes one unable to enter the password and log onto the computer to access the troubleshooting applications?

The clearest instructions for fixing the problem of a wireless keyboard that would not connect. Apple should implement a soft keyboard option at the password login screen so you could use the mouse to click out your password!

I have been locked out of my mac mini as the Apple bluetooth keyboard and trackpad are ignored now because I was playing with new bluetooth devices in the same room.

A wired USB mouse was easy to find and the Mac Mini responds to that but a wired apple keyboard is harder to get my hands on. I had a still shrink wrapped extra apple bluetooth keyboard but that has not helped even though the neon indicated pairing attempts… any ideas?

I have read your bog but it does not seem to be the solution for me.. I have the new wireless keyboard with rechargeable batteries. Just a few keys on right side of keyboard do not work. Next thing is just to return to factory setting and start over again.

My 5th day with problem. OMG, I was ready to buy a new keyboard and luckily I ran across this article. Thanks for the article! Apple keyboard not connecting — how to fix pairing with Mac — TechContext.

Yesterday, it just stopped working. Finally had a lightbulb moment and checked the dinosaur iPad sitting on the counter and sure enough the keyboard had connected to that!

Now everything is back to normal! I have tried dozens of ideas over a few years to make this stupid, overpriced thing work again. Now I am able to use it again. Thank you so much for this helpful hint.

It worked perfectly when I held down the power button throughout the procedure! None of these solutions worked for me no devices were showing up in the bluetooth preferences pane until I turned off WiFi!

Then everything worked as expected. The hold down power to re-pair worked a treat. And there I was about to buy a new keyboard…. There is no power switch on the keyboard, so not sure what you are talking about.

Just a tip, you might still run into issue after holding the power button on the keyboard for a few seconds. Even though you get the blinking green light it might still pair with a different device or wahtever.

To get around that you can literally KEEP holding the power button and then in the Bluetooth menu of your machine pair it, whilst still holding down the power button of the keyboard.

This is the only way to prevent it from automatically pairing with devices. Dave, the Apple bluetooth keyboard started dropping its connected. Yes, put in fresh batteries. Yes, went through the steps here.

Is the keyboard just dead?

It has been working properly. I use it with my iPad. It is the late model with only two batteries. Well, today it decided not to pair with my iPad. First it would display the name of the Keyboard in the tablet, but not connect.

Then I umpaired them, turned all Bluetooth devices of and tried to pair it again with my iPad. No device iPhone, iPad, MacBook can now pair to it. I cannot reset it.

I have an iMac and the bluetooth mouse and keyboard stopped responding last week. At first the bluetooth connection was dropping and reconnecting every 30 seconds or so. Now they will not connect at all.

I went and bought a USB mouse and keyboard thinking it was just a bluetooth issue but those do not work either. Hope someone might have some ideas on what might fix this. This thing is less than 2 years old and the entire reasoning behind purchasing it was that the Mac would last much longer than a PC!

Have used Apple everything since, including purchasing the Apple batteries and charger last December. Yours is the explanation for my mouse suddenly jumping aimlessly. Truly disappointed in Apple.

Thank you, Dave, for your help. Lisa, thanks for the reply. Whilst Apple obviously make their own battery charger, and therefore condone the use of rechargeable, there has always been an issue with power quality from rechargeable batteries.

Worked like a charm the first time. Clear and simple procedure to fix a problem that Apple seems to have forgotten about… Thank you, Dave. Sure worked this time! Nice one, the holding down the power button during pairing worked a treat!

Some keys are not responding. I tried to pair it with my iPad and the same keys were not working. So, I guess my keyboard did not like it when I cleaned it up with Windex….

My keyboard was paired with the ipad as well as with my macbook pro. Suddenly it stopped working with the ipad. The ipad still seemed to be paired with it no keyboard shows up on the touchscreen but I cannot seem to write using the wireless keyboard anyway.

I did as you instructed and removed the pairing from the macbook pro, tried to reset the pairing on the ipad but still not working. Re-pairing it with macbook pro makes me conclude that there does not seem to be problems with fresh batteries, but something else is preventing it from pairing with ipad.

If you go to the Bluetooth settings on the ipad, it does tell you if the device is paired. If the keyboard is not popping up it suggests something is connected, but maybe not wht you think.

Thank you so much. I wish I would have come across your article sooner. Add me to the list of grateful readers! After an hour of searching all the official apple articles — this is the one that worked!

Read your article today, tried it again and….. When I started my imac the password window opened but my keyboard is not getting connected my mouse is conected and the key board is not connected with any other device.

No USB is installed. I bought my imac just 3weeks ago. Please tell how I will connect it. If you use the power button reset trick as outlined, your Mac should assume that its a new keyboard and offer to do the initial pairing, just like when you first setup.

How do I locate this information? When you are running the Bluetooth Assistant it shows you the pairing code, which you enter on the keyboard and you MUST remember to hit Enter at the end.

Holding the power button worked for me. For me, after an OSX update, I could not log into my computer because my mac mini would not pair with my mac BT keyboard like the one in the picture at the top of this post.

No matter how long I held the power button, the green light just kept flashing, and anyway, I was unable to go into the settings on the computer, because I could not log in. In the end, after some experimentation — I tried to take the batteries out, and put them back in — I tried to reset the computer — it seems like what worked was to take the battery cap, hold down the power button, and replace the battery cap whilst doing so.

After that, the keyboard immediately paired. Enjoy your helpful advice. Finally managed to pair I mac and New wireless keyboard. Have you any thoughts about possible remedies? Apple came up trumps and I have managed to pair the keyboard with the I Mac and locate the reason for the slow performance.

The keyboard now functions perfectly. My wireless keyboard and mouse stopped working at the same time. Neither show up at all on my imac. When I tell the bluetooth on my imac to discover the new devices it just searches over and over and never finds anything.

It appears as though my bluetooth is malfunctioning…is there a way to reset it? Jared sorry to hear of the problems. Make sure you remove each device from the Air and ipad as well as the iMac before trying the above trick, or they could be preventing the pairing.

If this fails, try pairing any other Bluetooth device with the iMac to establish if the Bluetooth is faulty. You could try a PRAM reset on the iMac if you have a wired keyboard to hand, but not sure this would help, maybe worth a try.

I had this problem. Tried various times to reboot the computer to fix problem but nothing worked. Replaced batteries in KB. Not really very technical so figured I would get rid of all accessories and distractions near by cell phone, etc.

The I took the batteries out of the keyboard. Shut the iMac off for a minute… then turned it back on. After a minute I put the batteries back in the KB, and I guess it was the only possible thing around to pair with so it did.

My iMac recognized my keyboard, but the functions keys were performing tasks other than their assigned functions. I tried this suggestion and it fixed the problem. Wish this page came up higher in search results too.

Thanks very much for your tips. Worked first time after a frustrating couple of hours. I think the problem was that I had moved an older machine into the same room and there was a conflict.

This helped me pairing a spare keyboard with my Apple TV, meaning that data entry, therefore use and flexibility, is much improved. I put new batteries in the BT mouse Any suggestions? I guess its possible that the Bluetooth controller on the Mac is no longer working.

You could try seeing if it can see any other Bluetooth devices mobile phone perhaps? Finally, go to System Report and look at the detailed hardware info for the BT device to see if there is any clue there.

Seems to work right up till I enter the code. Click continue to try again. Go to Bluetooth preferences on all devices that you may have paired with or own and remove any existing pairings, then try again, noting the trick with the power button.

Thank you so much for posting! My problem, I think, is particularly unique, and unfortunately NOT solved by your suggestion. However, in the past it connected to the Mac through a USB bluetooth extender.

With the extender plugged in the back I was able to move the bluetooth signal outside the track and into the room. With that setup I was able to use the keyboard and mouse without any problems from anywhere in the room.

Somehow the Mac Mini stores the information for the internal bluetooth in a different location than for the bluetooth extender, and this caused all kinds of weird issues. I had to make sure that the devices were NOT paired with the internal bluetooth before trying to pair it with the external USB extended bluetooth.

And what really added to the confusion is that the Apple UI only shows the bluetooth settings for the bluetooth device that is active internal or external, but does NOT indicate that to the user in any way.

Nowhere if I remember correctly is there an overview that explicitly indicates: Ultimately through guesswork and informed trial and error we were able to get it to work. Anyway, now I have moved into a different setup, I no longer need the bluetooth extender.

In fact, I lost it in the move. So, now I am stuck in this situation:. What do you think? Does my suspicion of what is going make any sense? Or would it be that my keyboard broke at the exact same time as I moved?

You could try deleting Bluetooth Preferences. There might be two, one in the main Library folder:. Delete them both, the completely shutdown the machine not just a restart before booting again.

You should then be prompted to start pairing again. Just borrow ones from a friend, and from a PC will be fine. If that fails, do the same again, but this time, on restart, do a PRAM reset web search for the specific instructions.

Go through the cycle at least twice before releasing the keys to allow the normal boot up. The PRAM reset should clear that. Trouble with key board not responding.

All along I can use the delete function but no keys to type. Found your site, was able to generate a new bluetooth code and resync my blue tooth, at least that was the message I got.

What does it tell you that I can delete from my keyboard but nothing else? You should verify with another keyboard to see if its a hardware problem with the existing keyboard.

Thank you for this! Totally worked to allow me to pair with my Mac after my keyboard was paired with my apple TV. Very awesome work man. They seriously suck for that. One more happy guy.

I was at the point of smashing the whole lot into the trash, but this has saved me. Holding down the power button during the duration of the procedure was the step I was missing. Your instructions worked beautifully for my missing Apple magic track pad.

I had problems to reconnect the bluetooth apple key board back to my iMac after recharging the batteries. Not this time though! My keyboard and mouse pairing will only last for about 30 minutes before the connection is lost.

Dave, would your suggestion above be an option? Also consider if you have a strong local source of interference — other Bluetooth devices, 2. They all use similar frequencies, so another device could be causing the keyboard and mouse to loose their connection with the iMac.

You may need to do a PRAM reset as well. I seem to have an unique issue where Num keys are not working. Every other keys are fine. Currently using a USB keyboard,.

I seem to remember having a problem when pairing where, in my case, the enter key was not working, so maybe its a glitch in the setup. I think that has worked for me every time.

Hey Dave, The number keys not working is not just at the time of pairing, I have this problem even while it was paired earlier suddenly it got unpaired for no reason.

What do you suggest. Very old keyboard would not pair with slightly younger Mac Mini running Mavricks, though it worked earlier. Keyboard was immediately recognized. Came across your blog post. My aluminium 3-battery keyboard packed up and decided not to connect to anything at all.

Any other variation and just nothing appears on the Mac at all. MacBook Pro, mid, Far as I know, my MBP is the only thing this keyboard has ever been paired with. Or do one then the other?

Lastly, how do we do it with the mouse, since there is no power button to hold down rather a click? The power button trick only works for those devices that have a contact power button. Some of the mice have a slide power switch, so no good.

But the rest of the advice on the page regarding general Bluetooth troubleshooting holds true, so be sure to check those out too. So should this happen again I will try your trick, and if it works great, but will it make the mouse come back too?

If not, how can I reboot computer with just keyboard? Some underlying other issue perhaps or just buy a new keyboard? And again, thank you so much! Obviously not good if it keeps happening, but likely to be a glitch in the configuration or local interference, which if you follow the tips you may be able to diagnose.

If you have some sort of solution for my problem please email me your answer. Ok, I have the strangest problem and I tried your suggestion but failed. I am not sure if you can help me or not, but here goes.

My imac has stopped responding to my wireless keyboard, but only in my account. However, everything is fine when I log into the guest account, and I can type in my password at the start up screen.

Try creating another normal user account temporarily, and see what behaviour you get there. Same deal for both keyboard and magic trackpad. Any thoughts on that? Thank you in advance.

Are you sure its getting unpaired? Does the pairing still appear in the OS X Bluetooth preferences, but its just not connecting? As for Apple… come on, guys, get your act together. A little better product support, please….

This just worked like a charm! You made a potentially long troubleshooting job last only 3 minutes. Hi Dave I do exactly your guide. But when i type different number, the code is black.

What i should do? The power button is a switch and thus you cannot hold it down. No one could help me. I was getting so frustrated and this solved my keyboard problem.

All the best for you! I have a sort of unique problem. It pairs for a while and then stops working. Again, it may be Yosemite, but I just wanted to ask to see if you had any idea.

Obvious the beta software it could be a bug, but seems to just be the same issue that affects earlier versions. Also, take a look in the Console logs to see if there is any hint as to why the keyboard disconnects.

Then i went into preferenceds selected keyboard internal to macbook and try to use change keyboard, it DOES not recognize the Internal keyboad, but it too like the wireless is working, Use lithium double aa and triple a battery because they last longer..

I am on my lap top now searching for solutions. I have a really old Bluetooth keyboard from Apple. No power button indicated anywhere. There is a toggle switch in the back that turns the blinky green light on and off.

My Surface 2 detects the keyboard and knows it by name, but the pairing process always fails. I never get the code. Are you familiar with these old style keyboards?

Is there a key combo that acts as the power button that I can hold down while it tries to pair? That is the solution I was looking for. Holding down the Power-Button until the pairing-windows appears was the solution!

A cheap USB keyboard will at least let you get back to work. Now I cannot get into my MAC cause it requires a password and I cannot type the password cause my keys on the keypad are not working.

It seems when I press the middle of the keyboard, some keys sort of work but then nothing else happens. Please, please assist urgently as I was working on a presentation and now cannot go in and complete.

Sounds like your cleaning might have damaged the keyboard. This worked for my Apple wireless mouse. Many thanks to you and Dr. Google for sending me to your page.

After an hour of failing to connect an wireless keyboard I found your instructions. Thank you very, very much! The only problem I faced when connecting both the keyboard done first and trackpad done second was that as long as the keyboard was turned on, the trackpad would not show up in the devices list I guess they looked identical to the PC.

After connecting them once, they work simultaneously. Tried everything to make it move, from a fully charged new set of batteries to cleaning up of the shells and mouse..

I am clueless about resetting the bluetooth settings without a mouse.. Please do comment… Thanks, Soorsj S. I have tryed to follow your advice, but i cannot se how to ask my imac to forget the keybord.

Only how to dissconnect. Its in danish lay-out. I have the same problem as a few others here, that the keybord is connected, but some of the keys doesnt repond. Ive tryed to connect the keybord to my iphone, and its the same there.

But i can make the iphone forget the keybord, which i cannot on the imac 27 Mecanical failure? Ps no i did not cleaned it. Problem occured after a restart. When in Bluetooth preferences, it shows a list of known devices.

It may say its currently connected, and there is an X to the right that allows you to disconnect. If the keyboard is failing with particular keys, and you find that when connected to a different device like iPhone that the same physical keys fail, then probably you have a defective keyboard.

Even Apple kit can go wrong! I suppose different lay-out. Computer is set to danish, the keyboard is Catalan and Apple is American. So of course a lot of things can go wrong.

After that, i tried, just for fun, to connect again to my iPad, and now it worked here too??? So some kind of memory the keyboard must have. If not this is a little to magic.

It didnt worked for long. After a period of sleepmode, same problem again. Hi Dave, I hope you can advise. We have an Imac that is nearly 3 years old. It sits happily in the kitchen making movies, playing music and searching the internet, it has quite a nice life apart from frequent attacks by a 8 and 9 year old.

Yesterday I came home to find my iTunes library playing, I did not recall turning it on before I left, but the music was good so I paid little attention. Later that day the imac started making noises like someone was typing and the problem worsened to constant error noises and the screen flitting around various boxes.

The keyboard was non responsive. So I shut everything down, turned off the keyboard, changed the batteries and restated. Still no keys working as pressed but the Imac responding to some connection as the typing and error noises restarted.

I am not super technical, but we have owned apples since out first tangerine imac many years ago. The keyboard is paired, I have tried to unpair to pair with my iPad, but the keyboard seems not to type the code required to pair with the iPad.

I have reconnected it to the imac but it keeps asking for the code to be input, yet in system preferences it says it is connected to the wireless keyboard. So I really just wanted your advice, has the keyboard died or is there something I can do?

Thanks for staying active on the comments for this thread. My Macbook can recognize the Bluetooth connection from my Mac keyboard, but it refuses to pair. When given a passcode, I try to enter the code, but nothing happens.

Apple seems to think it is a hardware problem, but what do you think? Thank you for a super helpful article! I then tried to check if the bluetooth was actually working so attempted to pair with my phone android note 2.

During the paring process my phone found the mouse and then once i chose that the mac and phone pair my mouse was seen by the mac and paired with no trouble. Thank you for saving my day! Tried everything and was ready to throw it out and then I came across your simple solution of holding down the power button while pairing.

Thanks very very much. Was tearing out my hair trying to pair it with new iMac and was even considering buying a new Apple Wireless Keyboard or the IOGear Multimedia Keyboard when your solution came along.

Saved me money and further frustration…. It was very useful. Thank you so much your karma just went up! Thanks so much for this advice! It worked on my wireless keyboard and mouse, both of which had suddenly and unexplainably stopped being connected to my laptop.

Thanks so much for the tip about rechargeable batteries, I would have never thought of that. Now my trackpad is behaving correctly. Soon, the clumps of hair that I have pulled out trying to diagnose this problem will start to grow back!

Thanks for the info and happy motoring. Until this morning, my Mac Word worked firn, but suddenly I cannot type anything. They do work in other programmes such a s Excel, etc. If the keyboard works in other applications, then the problem seems to be an incompatibility with the Mac Word version you are using.

The second reboot worked the trick. I have not found anything yet of similar nature in the Yosemite community. This is not working. Your methods are lame. Please help me community and Dave.

I am sorry that I sound mean and all but I really am not mean when I know what I am doing. Please help me Dave or the community. I have to leave at 3ish and it is Its quite clear in the article that you need a keyboard with a push power button, not the slide variety, so getting irate at me is a bit illogical.

I am trying to pair my ipad mini to a bluetooth keyboard. I tried to push the power button for a minute or two, it still wont search qnd connect! Are you sure that the keyboard works have you tried pairing with something else?

This was making me nuts. I had tried a half-dozen other fixes and numerous reboots without success. But your tip did the job! It seems the mouse has a list of devices it tries to connect to.

When I power up my mouse, it attempts to connect to a device I once connected to — my phone. When I power up the mouse, a box shows up on my phone helpfully suggesting would I like to connect this mouse.

If you could share that, point to a solution or something…. Have a pleasant day! Many thanks — to remove from the old iMac then follow your steps worked for me — much appreciated.

The ultimate work around however is to go onto Amazon and buy a USB keyboard and a USB hub for 20 bucks per and other such devices and then locate every bluetooth mouse, trackpad and keyboard in your house and throw them in the trash.

Your life and blood pressure will improve instantly. In this article, we will look at a method of connecting devices, called Bluetooth, that can streamline the process.

A Bluetooth connection is wireless and automatic, and it has a number of interesting features that can simplify our daily lives. When any two devices need to talk to each other, they have to agree on a number of points before the conversation can begin.

The first point of agreement is physical: Will they talk over wires, or through some form of wireless signals? If they use wires, how many are required — one, two, eight, 25? Once the physical attributes are decided, several more questions arise:.

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These instructions do not reset the bluetooth device, but seem to allow a device to pair when having some kind of difficulty. My keyboard was saved with my Macbook and could not connect with other computers, I made this reset and exactly as you described! I finally relented and installed fresh batteries. How will they speak to each other? The key in my case was to unpaired the keyboard with the iPad…. Thanks for this tip. Thank you in advance.

Thank you so much for the post we were pulling our hair out and the holding down the power is the key for sure. Now, when your mouse cursor flows from computer to computer, your keyboard connection will switch automatically too. If they use wires, how many are required — one, two, eight, 25? More props to you Dave!

But the rest of the advice on the page regarding general Bluetooth troubleshooting holds true, so be sure to check those out too. Read your article today, tried it again and….. Dave — thank you for this website and your efforts!

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A Bluetooth connection is wireless and automatic, and it has a number of interesting features that can simplify our daily lives. Tried everything and was ready to throw it out and then I came across your simple solution of holding down the power button while pairing. Nothing was working, tried new batteries, found the power button on the keyboard, etc. Still the same, I changed the RAM memory but still the same issue. See…

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