Keyboard not discoverable and password required

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On start up I can not enter my password because the keyboard is not discoverable. I have put brand new batteries in the keyboard.
 
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On start up I can not enter my password because the keyboard is not discoverable. I have put brand new batteries in the keyboard.

Hello and welcome to the forum! :)

Please provide: 1) Mac computer (model & year); 2) OS X installed; and 3) Is this a new problem after an upgrade?

Also, do you have an old USB keyboard that you could plug into the back of the computer (I'm assuming you own an iMac)? Dave
 
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And the best tip when using Bluetooth is always have a wired keyboard and mouse on hand for emergencies, installing new software, running some programs such as DiskWarrior etc.
 
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And the best tip when using Bluetooth is always have a wired keyboard and mouse on hand for emergencies, installing new software, running some programs such as DiskWarrior etc.

Harry & Other Gurus - I have an old wired mouse & KB in one of our closets from my PC days - probably should pick up some inexpensive newer replacements that work well w/ Apple computers - SO, what or some of the preferred Apple-friendly rodents & keyboards - nothing fancy or costly please - Dave :)
 

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Nowadays it's hard to find an inexpensive wired keyboard. I've had better luck finding inexpensive wired rodents at places like "Big Lots" (discount store), Wal-Mart, and sometimes at Staples. Wired keyboards are becoming rare. I keep two Apple wired keyboards on hand. One has the old firmware (vintage 2008) and a newer one I just bought at our local Navy Exchange at the Naval Base nearby.
 
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Nowadays it's hard to find an inexpensive wired keyboard. I've had better luck finding inexpensive wired rodents at places like "Big Lots" (discount store), Wal-Mart, and sometimes at Staples. Wired keyboards are becoming rare. I keep two Apple wired keyboards on hand. One has the old firmware (vintage 2008) and a newer one I just bought at our local Navy Exchange at the Naval Base nearby.

Thanks Chscag - been searching on OWC & Amazon and there seem to be a lot of choices at widely variable prices and a bunch of mixed reviews - seems to be an 'iffy' choice for these USB gadgets - decided to order a combo from Amazon cheaply - if it does not work w/ our iMac, will donate to Goodwill w/o much concern. Thanks again - Dave :)
 

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