Connecting Bluetooth Keyboard to Windows 8 Samsung Developer Preview Computer Requires Passcode

The first time I connected my computer Bluetooth keyboard to the Windows Build Samsung Developer Preview tablet I was prompted with a passcode to type into the keyboard:

SNAGHTML9819628

Entering the passcode followed by ENTER successfully paired the keyboard.

Later on, the pairing quit working so I made attempts to reconnect.  Unable to successfully get the two devices to recognize each other again, I Removed the keyboard from the list of Bluetooth devices. 

Unfortunately, when attempting to add the keyboard back, I was no longer prompted with the key.  Instead, a text box similar to the one below, appeared for me to enter the key:

SNAGHTML98aa88f

I tried several keys including “0000” and “1234” but none of them worked. 

 

Resolution

Eventually I came across this thread and it explained that, when prompted, enter a ‘code’ such as “0000” followed by ENTER (or clicking Next). After that, type the same code (‘0000”) on the keyboard followed by ENTER.

Voilà, problem resolved and the keyboard successfully connects.

Join the Conversation

3 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    1. I was able to use info to reconnect a generic Bluetooth keyboard. No way I would have been able to use info without it. Thanks