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I have a wired keyboard but often I get the message "Looking for a wireless keyboard". Sometimes I try to restart several times before, at last, not getting that message and then being able to log on. Apple replaced my keyboard but I still have the problem. I then (at Apple's suggested) partitioned my disk, re-installed the operating system and tried again. Still the same problem! The only Blue Tooth device shown in the Blue Tooth pane is, correctly, my wireless mouse. What to do?
 

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We need more info Nancy. Which Mac do you have, year and model? Also let us know which version of OS X you're using.

There are two different wired keyboards that are still in use. One will work with all model Macs, the other will only work correctly with later models. It's because of different firmware. Also, you may have to clear blue tooth items from your Mac in order to stop that message.
 
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Just curious chscag, but which Apple wired keyboards don't work with all Macs??
 

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Just curious chscag, but which Apple wired keyboards don't work with all Macs??

I don't know the model number (or where to find it) but it's keyboard that started selling or being included (as an option) with the 2010 or 2011 models. It doesn't work right with older Macs. The aluminum wired keyboard that I bought in 2008 (don't know the model number) will work with all Macs. The newer model aluminum keyboard will only work with later models - 2010 or 2011 on. I have both keyboards. The older keyboard does require a firmware update though.
 
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We need more info Nancy. Which Mac do you have, year and model? Also let us know which version of OS X you're using.

There are two different wired keyboards that are still in use. One will work with all model Macs, the other will only work correctly with later models. It's because of different firmware. Also, you may have to clear blue tooth items from your Mac in order to stop that message.

I have an iMac 27" Late 2013 purchased summer 2014 running under OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.2 but the problem has been there from the beginning i.e. under, initially, Mavericks and subsequently Yosemite and its various upgrades. I MAY have found a fix which I have yet to test sufficiently: In the bluetooth pane I deselected "Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant at Startup if no keyboard is detected." I then restarted and had no trouble BUT will need to test this many times to see if that solves the problem as it has always been intermittent.
 

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