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  • Mibber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys,

    I'm as well having problems with my bluetooth module.
    So I opened up the case and looked at my connections:
    The BT wire is connected to the bluetooth module, how do I disconnect it?
    Can you just pull it off? With a little force?

    And I'm not able to find the extra wire...
    It's really close to the other wires, right?
  • Greg Schroll Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Extra hardware indeed. The simplest solution is to use home automation equipment such as X10. Perceptive Automation makes a piece of software called Indigo which can interface with the X10 hardware. All you need is a relay module and an electric door strike. The Indigo software is applescriptable and plays very nicely with salling clicker. I use it to control my lights as well.

    The solution I use is more complicated as I have an actuator that turns the doorknob from the inside and another actuator to actually open and close the door. These are both controlled via a basic stamp microcontroller with a serial interface to the computer. Perceptive automation also has some beta software called Serial Bridge which lets you send serial data via an applescript.

    Here's a video I just took: http://web.mit.edu/gschroll/www/DormRoom3000.mov

    shoot me an email if you want to know more. I am in the process of actually documenting my stuff on the web.

    Mac Pro 2.66   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • TranceMist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your post, I've just performed the steps you outlined and the Wireless Mighty Mouse is working properly now.

    This also seems to have resolved an issue with Bluetooth discovery and my T-Mobile MDA.

    I'ved posted more details in my blog.

    Mikel

    MacPro & MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.7)  
  • Gregga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same bluetooth problem. Initially I had my tower below my desk so I moved it on top of my desk about 3 feet to the left of my BT mighty mouse. The range and tracking is awful. Thought it was the mouse and had it replaced but that has not solved the problem. Occassionally my BT keyboard repeats letters. I hope Apple corrects this because I don't want to fiddle with wires in my case
  • greese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same bluetooth problem. Initially I
    had my tower below my desk so I moved it on top of my
    desk about 3 feet to the left of my BT mighty mouse.
    The range and tracking is awful. Thought it was the
    mouse and had it replaced but that has not solved
    the problem. Occassionally my BT keyboard repeats
    letters. I hope Apple corrects this because I don't
    want to fiddle with wires in my case


    Take it to an Apple store and ask the to fiddle with them for you then. They can't miracle them into changing on hope alone. if you want them to correct it, take the machine to them.
  • Gregga Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Called Applecare again they told me to shutdown and disconnect all cables to reset the SMU. Then shut off the mouse and shut down and then re-pair it. It worked for some time, but now same old tracking problems. They did not seem familiar with the solution described in this discussion.
  • greese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I saw a post somewhere, macrumors maybe, that indicated updating to 10.7.8 solved their issue.
  • Chris748 Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Ok I have had my new Mac Pro for about two weeks and have been unable to get my Bluetooth working, except when I take off the side cover on my Mac Pro and move one of my Bluetooth devices right next to the computer, then it worked. Other than that, no luck of any sort. So I have been reading and following this thread and well, ahhh…Ok, I was a bit apprehensive about trying this but I did and it worked!!!


    I turned of my Mac Pro, I removed the wire marked BT from my Bluetooth card in my MacPro. I then hooked up the wire-marked #1 and rebooted….

    And wham, bam! I have Bluetooth not only next to my MacPro, but also from 3 feet, 5 feet, 10, feet and yes 20 feet away from the MacPro!!! Gosh I should have done this a week ago. Thanks all of you posters that had good luck and elected to share your good news. Thus I’m doing the same.

    Good luck!


    Mac Pro 3.0Ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   Mac Pro 3.0GHz 2GB 1.5TB (ATi X1900XT/BT) / 12" Powerbook 1.5Ghz
  • The Buffster Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    I had the same problems until I bought a BT Dongle and now both the KB & MM work fab... but not in Windoze - I bought a wired KB & MM to get around that.

    Strange because they used to work in it (?)


    Buy a dongle, its not right having to but it solves the problem :0)


    B
  • greese Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think this one has been figured out. Reconfiguration of the wires seems to be the answer in most cases.

    Someone needs to mark this thread answered. Can only the OP do that?
  • Paul C Stones Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    The BT wire is connected to the bluetooth module, how
    do I disconnect it?
    Can you just pull it off? With a little force?


    The wires are all connected by pushing the connector into a round socket on the board, like a very small version of an RF socket on a TV set. They require a bit of force to pull off, and also to attach. I particularly found it difficult to reattach the #2 cable to the top Airport socket. Persevere, but do take care!

    And I'm not able to find the extra wire...
    It's really close to the other wires, right?


    I only found the missing cable (#2 in my case) by removing drive bays 1 - 3 and using a torch. The cables all seemed to come over the top of the motherboard, roughly where the primary drive connects to the SATA bus.

    FWIW, I tried this solution (with much trepidation) about 20 minutes ago. Early days, but none of the problems I experienced before (jumpy mouse, "sticky" keyboard) have reappeared, and my BT mouse now has a range of at least 10 feet (my room is too small to test it any further away!).

    Mac Pro 2.66 Mac OS X (10.4.7) 2Gb X1900 XT

    Mac Pro 2.66 Mac OS X (10.4.7) 2Gb X1900 XT
  • 4Runner Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I have been having the same problem...repeating letters and poor tracking with the mouse. Very frustrating. Anyway, I found the wires and all of mine are labeled but I can't seem to get the BT wire off the BT module. Do I pull straight up on the connector or do I pull parallel to the motherboard so that it slides out? I'm afraid of breaking it. Thanks
  • 4Runner Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Well, I figured out...it is a "pin" of sorts on the end of the wire and you need to pull it straight up to release it. Anyway, chalk me up as one with a miss wired BT module. I just pulled my BT wire off and reconnected wire #1 and my mouse is tracking so much better and it is faster as well. I'm a Windows convert and I was starting to worry about the Mac mouse performance. Much better now!!!! Also, as a test, I can now walk to the other side of my room and still have mouse connectivity so indeed, range extended too.

    Thanks
  • quasar720 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Good job in finding this guys. My question is this an
    issue of mis-labelled cables or an issue with a pooly
    designed BT antenna and we are actually connecting a
    better Aiport antenna to the BT module?

    Arun...


    I still have to wonder if this isn't actually what is happening. Isn't it possible that people are attaching a much longer and more robust Airport antenna to their BT modules? Seems like this would make sense as a wireless access point is more likely to be much further away than something like a keyboard and mouse. I'd sure like to hear an official Apple tech weigh in on this issue before messing around with the cables...



    Mac Pro 2.66Ghz   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Sky Pharaoh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    RE: Bluetooth Mighty Mouse Lag

    I just set up my Mac Pro today which was shipped with the wireless MM. The movement was not smooth and lagged heavily. I was pullin g my hair out with frustration. Initially, I thought the surface that the mouse was scrolling over was too smooth or too rough, but that was not it. Finally I realized that the MM was sitting on top of a desk set which I have had for years. It is very heavy and is lined with a thick piece of sheet metal. After removing that, the MM works great! Thank God!

    Mac Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
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