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Why does my iMac search for a wireless computer?

by NancyFB / February 23, 2015 9:05 AM PST
I have an iMac desktop currently running under the latest version of Yosemite and previously under Mavericks. Often I can't restart because Bluetooth unaccountably searches for a wireless computer. Mine is, however, wired. Apple replaced my keyboard, to no effect. They then had me reinstall the OS, also to no effect. Today, I had to try no less than 6 times before being able to login.
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Clarification Request
Wireless computer or Wireless keyboard?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 23, 2015 8:42 PM PST

Guessing Keyboard.

Have you tried turning Bluetooth Off?

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Wired keyboard
by NancyFB / February 24, 2015 4:06 AM PST

Can't do that as I have a wireless mouse.

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Actually you can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2015 4:14 AM PST
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(NT) Did you ever have a wireless keyboard?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 24, 2015 9:18 AM PST
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And I suspect that you did as the Mac probably came with one
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 24, 2015 9:23 AM PST

Open Bluetooth preferences and see if there is a keyboard listed.
If there is, select it and delete it. (Little X over to the right)

Two posts as I accidentally hit the submit button on the first one

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Wired keyboard
by NancyFB / February 24, 2015 1:43 PM PST

Bluetooth only shows the mouse. I de-selected the setup assistant and for a time that seemed to work but not for long. What puzzles me is that none of the forums I have visited has turned up anyone w/ exactly this problem.

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Wired keyboard
by NancyFB / February 24, 2015 1:39 PM PST

No, I never had a wireless keyboard. My iMac came w/ only a wired keyboard. Apple replaced the original wired keyboard and, for awhile, that seemed to solve the problem but it soon surfaced again.

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For this I'd have to see the machine but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2015 9:14 AM PST
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