Quick question about wireless keyboard and mouse...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cornerdealy, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. cornerdealy macrumors regular

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    My new iMac should be arriving here probably sometime next week and I just had a question. I seemed to have read somewhere that the apple wireless keyboard and mouse that i ordered with the imac wont work with the imac right out of the box, but instead I gotta attach a usb keyboard and mouse and then choose the right settings to get them to work. Is this true?

    It's not really a big deal, I'm sure i could dig up a regular mouse somewhere around here, I just think it's kinda stupid that the computer isn't ready to recognize a wireless mouse/kbd from the start. What about people who dont have another computer and ordered the wireless stuff with their mac? They have to go and find someone who has the wired peripherals or even worse, go out and buy a usb kbd/mouse just to set up their wireless ones?
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm not 100% but I think all you need to do is make sure the KB and mouse are very close to the machine when you turn it on for the first time. It'll pair them up and away you go.

    I'm just downloading the iMac user's manual, I'll give more info when I find it.
     
  3. cornerdealy thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Couldn't find anything in the manual, you could call Apple and see what they have to say. I'd be surprised if Apple haven't figured out getting a wireless KB and mouse to work right away if they pack them in. You should be right but someone else might be able to chip in with some more info.
     
  5. cornerdealy thread starter macrumors regular

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    actually, i was just browsing apple.com and i came across this:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86468

    so i guess it looks like i was right...oh well.
     
  6. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Follow the intructions when its arrives. If the Mac cannot sense a USB KB and Mouse, and it has Bluetooth (which all Macs now do) - it will search and pair itself to Bluetooth equipment (if available, within a few metres)
     

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