seting up mini with wireless keyboard/mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by knarzie, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. knarzie, Jan 7, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    My mini has finally arrived wohooo!

    2 quick questions. It's just occurred to me that I only have wireless keyboard, mouse and trackpad, will that be a problem?

    Also, I have got my crucial 16GB RAM here, can I stick that in before I even turn the mini on for the first time, or should I start it up first?

    thank you for reading!
  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    I always like to start them up first and make sure the OEM stuff works.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    I dived straight in and installed the memory before it had even booted. Each to their own i guess.

    I had to use a wired keyboard/ mouse to setup though.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I'd boot it up first w/o the new RAM just to make sure it works on its own. If there is a problem, you won't know if it came bad or if its something with the RAM. I was able to setup the mini with the wireless keyboard and trackpad only. It took a little futzing (turning keyboard on off / etc) but it eventually all paired fine. OS X just sits there trying to pair with anything it can find if its not paired with a keyboard and mouse.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    Thanks guys!

    Connected it to my cinema display, turned on wireless mouse and keyboard, et voila, it works! Now I just gotta stick in the RAM.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2008
    Swapping RAM took about 3 minutes :D

    Amazing how cool and quiet this machine is. I'm reluctant to lock it away inside a cupboard now.

Share This Page