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I have a Bluetooth Apple Wireless Keyboard that is paired to a machine I cannot currently access to unpair the keyboard. I would like to unpair it from this computer to use it with another machine.

I removed and re-installed the batteries. Then I held the power button on and was expecting to see the green light blinking, but the light went off and the keyboard still does not accept any new pairing.

What do I do next?

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Try resetting your keyboard as explained here and here:

  1. Turn off the keyboard, better yet remove the batteries.
  2. Click the Bluetooth icon in the upper toolbar, then select “Set Up Bluetooth Device”.
  3. When the Bluetooth Set Up Assistance is up and start searching for devices.
  4. Insert the batteries and HOLD the power button. Do NOT let go until step 7.
  5. Your keyboard should now appear in the assistant.
  6. Select the keyboard from the list and click Continue, while still holding the power button.
  7. Once you get the pairing code, let go of the power button and type in the code.

For more information on pairing, see

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Note: This works fine, but you can't let go of the power button until you get to step 7. – doub1ejack Jul 7 '14 at 15:43
@doub1ejack Thanks, I rephrased step 4 to make it clear. – jaume Jul 8 '14 at 8:23
"better yet remove the batteries." <= this is the best. Thanks! – Reydi Sutandang Apr 3 '15 at 19:48
Can someone update this answer for El Capitan? Set Up Bluetooth Device isn't there for me. – nipponese Apr 25 at 17:30

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