Some older model Apple keyboards are not compatible with the iPad's bluetooth.
iOS: Apple Wireless Keyboard compatibility
Bluetooth: How to set up your Apple Wireless Keyboard
iPad: How to pair / connect any bluetooth keyboard
iOS: Troubleshooting stereo Bluetooth features
iOS: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth connections
thank you for the reply.
however i am still having this problem…
your first link indicates that all ipads are compatible with the wireless keyboard.
I forgot to mention, that i had this keyboard paired to this ipad before, there after i unpaired it to connect to a older Macbook (white one) and then never worked again (appologies forgot that) :-)
any further suggestions?