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    Question Wireless Keyboard was detecting but quit!
    I've never tried wireless keyboards or mouse before but was given an Apple A1016 KB & Apple wireless mouse when we got a new Mac Mini OS 10.6.1.
    The mouse connected right away but it took a little time for the A1016 KB but it finally connected & worked for several days until now. It work earlier today but quit. Put new batteries in the A1016 & re-tried again but still nothing. Our old USB KB still works okay. I even tried the A1016 on an iMac OS 10.6.1 & still nothing.

    What else can be done?

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    When i change my batteries, if it does not connect after a moment or 2 - then click on Bluetooth icon in menubar - see arrow - [if it is not there then select in Sys Prefs/Bluetooth] then turn mouse/keyboard off then on and select browse and it should find the device. Tiger and Leopard used to say device does not have services but it always worked anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    When i change my batteries, if it does not connect after a moment or 2 - then click on Bluetooth icon in menubar - see arrow - [if it is not there then select in Sys Prefs/Bluetooth] then turn mouse/keyboard off then on and select browse and it should find the device. Tiger and Leopard used to say device does not have services but it always worked anyway.


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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Actually, this is what I've been doing without detection.

    These were given to us used from my son & he said he's never had any issues with them. When we installed them a few days ago the Apple Mouse was detected immediately. The Apple A1016 keyboard took a little longer. After a few tries it detected the keyboard & asked that I type in some numbers to finalize. It then connected & worked for a few days, then stopped & hasn't connect since.

    I'm really at a loss. It's hard to believe something internally has gone wrong.

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    Just a quick question.
    The Apple mouse has a small green LED that glows when ON, but, the Apple A1016 keyboard looks like it has the same LED but I don't see green glow; no green LED when in the ON position. The switch has green paint showing when in the ON position, but, no green glowing LED.
    Should it?

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