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Mac wireless keyboard pairing unsuccessful

Come on, it was one year ago: Don't you think I still keep that broken mouse? I've got a refund for it. After an hour, I found a solution that worked: Turn off the Magic Mouse Open the Bluetooth Preferences Delete your mouse's profile Be sure the Bluetooth Prefs pane is searching indicated by the spinner Hold the mouse button down, then flip the switch to turn it on it should blink green during this time While still holding down the mouse button, click 'Pair' in the Bluetooth Prefs pane.

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Mike Mike 2 8. Follow these instructions: Turn off the mouse by holding down the power button until the light goes out. Turn on the mouse by pressing the power button, and keep the power button pressed until it is paired. The light on the mouse will start blinking, it will show up in Bluetooth Preferences, and you will be able to pair it almost immediately so long as you do not let go of the power button from the moment of turning it on until after the mouse is paired. I would change the batteries in the mouse and see if that fixes anything. David Corbin David Corbin 3 I tried with 3 different pairs of batteries, including rechargeables, with no luck.

Thanks for suggesting! No problem, sorry I couldn't help. Turns out my mouse was broken.

Resetting the Firmware (see note)

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Linked Is there any method to 'reset' the keyboard to factory settings? If only one number key is working, it sounds like a hardware issue.

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My brother had a wireless keyboard that flaked out and only certain keys functioned although in his case it was from a liquid spill. Do you have any other Bluetooth-capable device to test with? Any iOS device can pair with the keyboard to test it. After reading the question and answer here I was ready to throw the keyboard in the trash, but then thought that if two people have such an odd failure maybe its just a bug that one can work around.


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  4. So, after being unable to type anything but 0 and enter and watching the connection attempt fail, I clicked a button on the failure screen that allowed me to then choose an alternate passkey. It was pre-populated with I played around with connecting again but the enter key would not highlight until I typed eight zeros instead of four.

    I tried a few times and then noticed for whatever reason the custom setting was back to eight random digits.

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    I decided to start over, clearing out the list of bluetooth devices. On my next attempt, I typed and enter for the passkey and waited for the failure. I then selected the custom passkey setting which was now populated as I reattempted and was asked to type I did so, and even though the screen did not show I could hit enter - presumably because it wanted four more digits - I hit enter anyway.

    And it paired.

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    I am typing this with that very keyboard. Sounds great.


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    7. Except this: I had the same problem: I had the same problem spent 4 hour nothing work so I ran my finger back and forth about 10 times across the numbers changed the batteries and I am typing this on that keyboard know connected to iMac numbers are working but not always. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Can't pair apple wireless keyboard Ask Question. Maverik 4, 4 39 Seems numeric keys from 1 to 9 are dead, got it paired by using '' as the code.

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      Every other key is working. Sounds like a hardware issue as you said, any chance that this could be battery related? I've found that my batteries are 1. Changed batteries, same issue. Tested on pc with windows and also Android mobile phone, same issue.