2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2012 3:15 PM by Eric.
Stub27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm fairly new to the workings of a Mac so appologies if this is a dumb question.

 

I have recently purchased a new Mac Mini with a wireless keyboard & Magic trackpad. Both of these connect and appear to work without any problems.

 

If i go into system preferences then the trackpad I can click onto 'setup bluetooth trackpad" it shows that the trackpad is paired and everthing appears OK.

 

However if I do the same for the keyboard i get the message that it is waiting for the bluetooth keyboard to connect. Then tells me that no keyboard can be found.

 

This is obviously not the case as I am using the keyboard to type this question.

 

As far as i am aware I have the latest version of Lion and everthing appearst to up to date.

 

Any help gratefully received.

 

Stuart


Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,780 points)

    Hi there & welcome... hopefully it isn't a dumb question... I have no idea!

  • Eric. Level 6 Level 6 (12,260 points)

    Stub27 wrote:

     

    However if I do the same for the keyboard i get the message that it is waiting for the bluetooth keyboard to connect. Then tells me that no keyboard can be found.

     

    This is obviously not the case as I am using the keyboard to type this question.

     

     

    Do you need to press something on the wireless keyboard to put it in "pairing/discoverable mode"? Ooo, just checked, I think so:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1569

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1809

     

    That probably explains the message. The keyboard isn't in "pairing/discoverable mode", broadcasting that's it's available. If you want to pair it again then you'll need to put it in pairing/discoverable mode, even if it's already paired. But it's something to remember if you want to pair it with another future Mac.