1st boot New Mini

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  1. ianrip, Nov 9, 2012
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    ianrip

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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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    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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    ianrip

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    Ok used an old smelly mouse, and will go through the set up later
     
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    dasx

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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, 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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    That-Guy

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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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    Yes, the Magic Track Pad paired by just power cycling when I did it.
     
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    ianrip

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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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    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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