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Join Date: Mar 2012
08-22-2012, 09:11 AM
Tried a bluetooth dongle in 1 shop...no connection zero.
Next place success in getting bluetooth in taskbar/system preferences....took it home for more tweaking....got the dongle to recognise apple wireless keyboard...got as far as the pairing code screen...(so they must have been exchanging data...entered the number code....slowly/normally/quickly in case the keystroke rate was off ...no joy.
I ran the "fix bluetooth" from netbook installer and rebooted...went through the pairing procedure again....no joy.
So I'll have to take the keyboard back to Apple for a refund and buy one of these ipad clone wireless ones from ebay and hope it works....the dongle itself is working....just that last part of pairing would not hook them together....tried blank passcodes, 0000 passcodes all with no luck.
The one I have is pure crud and keys jam all the time causing mis-types driving me TOTALLY nuts...so hope these iPad apple clone ones have a decent keyboard pressure.
Join Date: Aug 2012
08-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
08-23-2012, 09:44 AM
There seems to be a 10.6.7 issue with pairing....and resetting SMC seems to clear it up.But that is on a real mac with built-in bluetooth...
Seems like I'm stuck with the keyboard as the Mac reseller where I am will not refund as the keyboard itself has no problems.... !
So annoying as the pairing assistant recognises it as an Apple wireless keyboard (so they must be talking over the 3rd party USB bluetooth dongle) and issues the pairing code but that is where it stops.
Edit : It now appears that my OS has recorded it as paired in bluetooth advanced even though the set-up assistant said it did not pair, but it still will not work....tricky,tricky !
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