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Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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Hi guys just got the mini out of th box, and I can't pair my track pad, which is new as well, the screen is rotating 2 pictures to pair the track pad, is it some king of lock, which needs to be unlocked?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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Hi guys just got the mini out of th box, and I can't pair my track pad, which is new as well
I had exactly the same issue, although my trackpad isn't new. Booted it off my Logitech keyboard, which has a build in trackpad (USB receiver) then used BT to pick up my Apple BT keyboard and trackpad.

I'd use a wired mouse if you have one handy, run through set up and then pair the trackpad. Its been fine once it was paired, hasn't dropped.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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Ok used an old smelly mouse, and will go through the set up later
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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Check this.

I had problems too. Not with the trackpad though. Only with the keyboard. You can read several opinions there.
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Hi guys just got the mini out of th box, and I can't pair my track pad, which is new as well, the screen is rotating 2 pictures to pair the track pad, is it some king of lock, which needs to be unlocked?
Hi, just to explain the picture, its the bottom of the Magic Mouse, the on switch

Obviously it assumes your going to be using a mouse rather than a track pad.
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With my Magic Mouse I just switched it off and back on again and it paired fine.

Not sure if thats possible on track pad.
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With my Magic Mouse I just switched it off and back on again and it paired fine.

Not sure if thats possible on track pad.
Yes, the Magic Track Pad paired by just power cycling when I did it.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Once I got passed this page, using an old mouse, the track pad worked & keyboard as well.

More help requiem for me this week
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:25 AM   #9
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I remember posting the same question a few years ago when I bought a mini for headless use. I understand that Apple is all about clean design, simplicity, etc., but I'm sorry -- that image is not the universal symbol for "Please connect a mouse for initial setup." Would it kill them to add those seven words?
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