Bluetooth problems

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    Bluetooth problems

    My new iMac has stopped 'seeing' both Magic Mouse and 'Trackpad', but my older iMac can. I've tried all the usual procedures with no success and am managing with old cabled mice. In the new iMac System Preferences there isn't even a Bluetooth icon in the 'Hardware' section as there is in the old iMac. I've tried changing batteries with no effect and mysteriously the Magic Mouse, although it moves the old iMac cursor, is reluctant to 'click' and needs several forceful clicking action to perform. No problem with the Trackpad. Any thoughts?

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    As I remember only one computing device can be paired up to a Bluetooth peripheral at a time. That's why we say paired up. You'll have to 'unpair' your old iMac first in its settings then take out the batteries out of your peripherals, reinstall them and ask your new iMac to 'look' for Bluetooth devices. Apple wants us to buy stuff for each computer but it also makes sense to pair everything. Just imagine a small office with 30 trackpads all within reach of 30 different iMacs...
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