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Don N Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi. I need help with pairing my Apple Bluetooth (Aluminum) Keyboard. It was working fine up until a month or two ago, and now simply refuses to have anything to do with my iMac G5 (10.5.5), except for showing up in the list of bluetooth keyboards in the bluetooth setup assistant. Any help would be appreciated.

- Don

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Bluetooth, AirPort
  • 1. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    Welcome to Discussions - how fresh are your batteries? Have you tried deleting the keyboard and then re-pairing it?





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  • 2. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Don N Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My batteries are completely new - as am I, obviously, for asking you, what do you mean, deleting it? the .plst? I'm confused..... =P
  • 3. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    When you go to the Bluetooth Preferences, the paired devices are listed. Click on your keyboard and then on the minus sign at the bottom. That will remove your keyboard from the BT memory. Then click on the BT icon in the menu bar and select "setup Bluetooth device". Then pair your keyboard again and see if it works.

    Hope this helps and is detailed enough.







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  • 4. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Don N Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The only things there are my Mighty Mouse and cell phone... would recharge-able batteries have anything to do with it?
  • 5. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    I don't think so. You need to pair the keyboard if it doesn't appear, its not paired.








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  • 6. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Don N Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, it will appear occasionally, but when i get to the next step, it says connecting to/pairing with the keyboard was unsuccessful. Please make sure your keyboard is in range of your computer, turned on, and discoverable. When ready, click continue to try again. And, If it does choose to connect/pair, which it does occasionally, I can't enter in the passkey. It just doesn't do anything, and eventually times out.

    Help! =(

    -Don

    P.S. - Thank you I appreciate what you have done so far for me. I hope I have made my problem more clear.
  • 7. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    MGW Level 7 Level 7 (27,000 points)
    The keyboard may simply be faulty. Try returning it and get another, if it pairs properly, then it was the keyboard. If your phone and mouse are properly paired, then it is likely the keyboard is not functioning properly.

    You have been very clear, and I hope a new keyboard will solve the problem.






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  • 8. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Was having the same problem, and the solution was to return to the previous system i had paired with (which hadn't been turned on in weeks), connect the keyboard, then manually remove the pairing in BT preferences.

    After that, the keyboard immediately paired with the 10.5.6 machine. Am typing this on the wireless aluminum keyboard in fact!

    Hope this helps someone...
  • 9. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    thomasdulin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i just bought a used wireless keyboard and am having the same problem connecting. i can't return it to the most recently paired computer - is there a way to reset the keyboard itself?
  • 10. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I searched for such info previously and did not find any. It seems to be a (major) oversight in the design (oh noes!)

    If you manage to find such info, please do post back here.
  • 11. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    KateNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i'm having the same problem with my imac- the thing is it worked fine since it bought it last july then i allowed it to do some automatic updates and now all of a sudden it doesn't work-- is this possibly my (and potentially others) issue?

    thanks!
  • 12. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    KateNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    that is that the wireless keyboard all of a sudden says that it is paired but won't allow me to enter the code when it asks.. sorry for the double post!
  • 13. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Have you paired it with any other system?

    If so, try deleting the previous pairing on the previous system; seems the keyboard has a memory of the past that the latest patch exacerbates.
  • 14. Re: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't pair
    thomasdulin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i still haven't found any information on this issue. help, apple!
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