2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 2:52 PM by Ace013
Ace013 Level 1 Level 1

I bought a generic bluetooth keyboard and I am trying to use it with a Mac mini using 10.6.8.  The bluetooth setup sees "Bluetooth Keyboard" and connects to it.  I enter the passcode on the keyboard, but after about 25 seconds it says "The pairing attempt was unsuccessful.  This configuration of Mac OS X and Bluetooth software could be invalid or unsupported."  If I watch the bluetooth control panel during this process, it says it is connected and paired as soon as I hit "return" but then disappears when I get the message.  I already tried trashing com.apple.bluetooth.plist and restarting.  I made sure nothing was on top of the Mac, and turned off the WiFi on my router, but nothing helps.


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Solved by Ace013 on Oct 14, 2012 2:52 PM Solved

Update:  Incase someone else has this problem, this is what I did.  Use the keyboard system preferences button for a bluetooth keyboardsetup, instead of bluetooth device setup.

  • Ace013 Level 1 Level 1

    Update:  I tried to pair with my bluetooth cell phone.  If I initiate the connection from the Mac, same thing.  However, I was able to successfully pair and download pictures, if I initiate from the phone.  ???

  • Ace013 Level 1 Level 1

    Update:  Incase someone else has this problem, this is what I did.  Use the keyboard system preferences button for a bluetooth keyboardsetup, instead of bluetooth device setup.