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Windows 7: Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't connect

24 Oct 2009   #1

W7 Ultimate
 
 
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard won't connect

Let me just say that I'm a newb when it comes to this stuff. I just figured out why Windows 7 wouldn't let me go into dual monitor mode because I was lacking the nvidia driver.

But my problem now is that I have the thin Apple Bluetooth keyboard and it simply won't connect. When I add devices, the keyboard is detected and it says "connecting to device" and stalls. Sometimes it says there was a timeout. Can anyone help me?

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25 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Can you plugin the keyboard and post a screenshot of Device Manager? To get to Device Manager, Hit Start->Type Device Manager->Hit Enter->Take the screenie
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25 Oct 2009   #3

W7 Ultimate
 
 

I was able to fix it last night. When it detected the bluetooth keyboard, I had to right click and goto properties and under services I had to check the box to download the bluetooth HID driver. Apparently it wouldn't download the driver automatically. I also had to do a restart to get it working. Annoying, but after half a day of trying I got most of the kinks ironed out.


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31 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
ok a weird one

Hi guys,

So here's a weird related problem:

Running windows 7 on a Mac Pro 2.8 quad.

Upgraded from vista, which ran fine, onto a new partition.

Now when I first installed 7, my apple bluetooth keyboard worked fine. Didn't have to pair it, but the function keys, sound keys didn't work, and the eject button didn't work. But the keyboard worked fine generally.

But I had the regular problems associated with Windows *no sound etc, so I installed bootcamp from the snow leopard disc.

Okay so you know where this is headed.

So the keyboard stopped working. A couple of things:

1) the keyboard works when I have to choose between Windows partitions when the computer boots up. Stops working when it's time to type in my password.

2) I've followed the above advice, but nothing shows up in the services window, and under the Bluetooth tab, there's no indication the computer can see this is an Apple device. Odd.

In fact, under the Add a device window, it just comes up as a generic bluetooth keyboard.

thoughts?
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31 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atomiceo View Post
Hi guys,

So here's a weird related problem:

Running windows 7 on a Mac Pro 2.8 quad.

Upgraded from vista, which ran fine, onto a new partition.

Now when I first installed 7, my apple bluetooth keyboard worked fine. Didn't have to pair it, but the function keys, sound keys didn't work, and the eject button didn't work. But the keyboard worked fine generally.

But I had the regular problems associated with Windows *no sound etc, so I installed bootcamp from the snow leopard disc.

Okay so you know where this is headed.

So the keyboard stopped working. A couple of things:

1) the keyboard works when I have to choose between Windows partitions when the computer boots up. Stops working when it's time to type in my password.

2) I've followed the above advice, but nothing shows up in the services window, and under the Bluetooth tab, there's no indication the computer can see this is an Apple device. Odd.

In fact, under the Add a device window, it just comes up as a generic bluetooth keyboard.

thoughts?
Try to update the drivers of the device...point the location for the updated driver to the bootcamp CD


It is worth a shot
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31 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah tried that. Even tried to look for a driver on the windows 7 disc. No go
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