Does my Mac Mini have bluetooth

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by denperkins, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. denperkins macrumors newbie

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    I was given a Mac Mini and wanted to connect it to my big screen to stream internet and in trying to investigate connecting bluetooth for a wireless keyboard the Mac stated it couldn't find any bluetooth hardware. My manual says that Bluetooth was an option. Here are my machines specs:

    MACHINE MODEL: MAC MINI
    CPU TYPE: POWERPC G4 (1.2)
    NUMBER OF CPUs: 1
    CPU SPEED: 1.42 Ghz
    L2 CACHE (PER CPU): 512 KB
    MEMORY: 512 MB
    BUS SPEED: 167 MHz
    BOOT ROM VERSION: 4.8.9f1
    SERIAL NUMBER: YM5047HORHU

    1. Does this machine have bluetooth hardware

    2. If it does not approximatelly what would it cost to upgrade.

    3. What would be the best keyboard/mouse setup.

    Thanks,
    Dennis Pekins
     
  2. philipma1957, Jan 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011

    philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

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    no blue tooth your best bet is a dongle. I will look for a link. It may not work for a ppc mini.

    plug this into a usb jack. should work

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...e=bluetooth_dongle_usb-_-33-242-003-_-Product

    grab one or two of these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...es_to_go_usb_extension-_-12-196-337-_-Product

    they would allow easy access to the usb jacks and if the dongle need to move for reception it is on this extension..




    instead of hooking a bluetooth to the mini
    with your machine I might consider a wired apple key board. with this mouse



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0&cm_re=logitech_mouse-_-26-104-360-_-Product



    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB110LL/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY
     
  3. simsaladimbamba, Jan 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011

    simsaladimbamba

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    It should have Bluetooth 1.1 according to your serial number (www.appleserialnumberinfo.com).
    Do you see Bluetooth in System Preferences or System Profiler?

    Addition:

    from http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_mini/stats/mac_mini_g4_1.42.html

    see this DropBoxed PDF for details about your Mac mini
     

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