Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    iMore Question
    iMore Question's Avatar

    Default Apple Wireless Keyboard Freaking Out

    2012 Mac Mini under the TV with 5 year old Apple Bluetooth Keyboard I use from the couch. Worked fine for years and works fine most of the time like right now as I type this. Then it starts freaking out meaning it acts like keys are stuck or it starts spewing weird characters. It's not damaged, nothing sticky was spilled on it and changing batteries doesn't fix it. Unpairing and pairing doesn't fix it. Rebooting the Mac fixes it for a time.

    I was able to type the above paragraph, now it's doing it again. So it randomly starts. A google search shows other people have had the problem but there's no good answer which happens a lot at Apple's forums. I'm thinking it's something about the bluetooth antenna propagation from the Mac Mini as I just now got closer and it's working fine. I can also get across the room, 20 fee away, and it works fine so it's not the range.

    Any ideas other than buying a new keyboard or running a USB to the couch and using a wired keyboard?

Similar Threads

  1. Should I have my Apple Watch replaced?
    By kwatcha in forum Apple Watch
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-16-2016, 07:27 AM
  2. Where to find genuine Apple Watch lugs?
    By theswami in forum Apple Watch Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-08-2016, 06:59 PM
  3. Best Apple Watch bands to gift this Valentine's Day
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-08-2016, 10:12 AM
  4. How do I get out of blind mode to normal mode?
    By iMore Question in forum General Apple News & Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-07-2016, 07:08 AM
  5. How much space does Apple Music use?
    By iMore Question in forum Apple Music
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-07-2016, 02:31 AM

Posting Permissions