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  • macman1971 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I'm having the same issue.  I have  a mac mini 1.6.  I installed 10.6.7 and now my keyboard and magic mouse do not register when I boot up.  I have to turn off my mouse and turn it on at the time the mac is looking for a mouse. Then, it says it can't find a keyboard.  I proceed to press the keyboard button until it finds it again and pairs with it.  I believe this to be a bug in the osx 10.6.7 update concerning older supported mac models.  I think apple needs to look in to this.  I'm guessing they are and will deal with it in the Lion update.  I wish they would fix this problem now because it's slowing down my productivity. 

    As a side note, I ran the keyboard system setting and the computer says it can't discover a keyboard.  However, as it searches for a bluetooth keyboard I was able to use the Bluetooth keyboard to write this thread.  Apparently, there is a real bug in the os. 

  • mobzilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been having a similar problem since 10.6.7, my mouse lags when moving, and the keyboard acts as if a key is stuck down. So I took the machine down to Apple for them to take a look at, they said its not a hardware issue and is definitely a software issue. So they adviced me to do an Archive and Install, basically insert your original OSX discs that came with the machine and install. This will just reinstall the OS down to 10.6.6, all applications will still be intact as before, only the main OS files are changed. Now to wait until the next update to see if this fixes the problem!

  • mobzilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem is not occurring in Lion Developer Preview 2 to let everyone know!

  • blaqwolf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    \hi mob\zilla\,

    \\\\i'm facing the same issue and as you \may have guessed it's the '\' key which acts up intermittently. Does someone know how to solve this. I'm a writer by profession and this is really hampering me.


    Don't know if this will help but the problem usually erupts after I create a new folder & rename it.

    This is the first time something like this has occured.


    Apple, you're on the verge of losing out on a fanboy.

  • mobzilla Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Blaqwolf,


    The best thing to do would be to downgrade back to 10.6.6 if you didn't have a problem with it. Just insert the DVD that came with your mac and hold the option key (alt key) on boot which will bring up the boot options. Select the CD and reinstall. By default it will only reinstall the system files and not touch any of your work etc, but still best to take a backup if you can.


    This is the first time I have really had any issues with the OS, but as a software developer I know that sometimes these things can happen, I think I am going to invest in a wired keyboard and mouse just incase anything like this happens again!





  • blaqwolf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Doing that later today evening. Hope that solves the problem. Tried the USB keyboard. Same problem.


    Took me a good 10 minutes writing this, then deleting the '\'

  • blaqwolf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another update,

    The issue pops up after i have pressed 'enter', '0'. Does anyone have any news on a fix?\

  • macman1971 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Apple's 10.6.8 update seems to solve the problem!  My mac mini recognizes both the bluetooth keyboard and mouse on start up.  No more re-pairing!

  • Douglas Parks Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Yes, I have the same fix.  Appears 10.6.8 is a cure on my end!  That took a little time but at least it is finally fixed.  Fingers crossed for Lion.

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