Help Apple Wireless Keyboard Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by chanj, May 26, 2004.

  1. chanj macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2004
    I cant get the cd that came with the apple wireless keyboard to boot in my PC. Can anyone help me. I have got the D-Link DBT120 working. But cant see the keyboard. Please any help would be great.
  2. g30ffr3y macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    buffalo ny

    youre trying to use the APPLE keyboard with your PC [which i assume means WINDOWS]... and it doesnt work...

    i dont think you need any of us to point out the answer to that dilema...
  3. chanj thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2004
    Wireless keyboard

    I read on a previous thread that it was possible to use the keyboard on the PC. Just want to know how they did it...
  4. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    Ok ok, wait, you bought an overpriced Apple KB for a PC? LOLOL. Solution? Buy a Mac or buy a PC KB.
  5. Crikey macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2004
    Spencer's Butte, Oregon
    I have successfully used an Apple Pro keyboard (USB) with a PC running Windows 98.

    Too bad the wireless one apparently doesn't plug and play that way.

    You could search at and see if they have released a driver.

    g30ffr3y, Apple's wireless keyboard is cheaper than the BlueTooth PC keyboards I've seen. Admittedly I haven't looked too thoroughly for deals, and it was a few months ago when I looked. I'm not sure why BlueTooth keyboards are so spendy on the PC side. I had to buy a wireless keyboard for work, all the BlueTooth ones were spendy, so I bought the proprietary-tech Logitech one. I wish I had found an affordable BlueTooth one, because the range on the Logitech is pretty short. If I had thought of buying Apple's, I probably would have tried it. That would get the attention of all the people who show up to use that PC for their presentation! :D


  6. SuperChuck macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2003
    Chucktown, SC
    Although I don't think you will be able to use it, sadly, I love the fact that you bought it. I own one, and it is hands-down the best bluetooth keyboard money can buy. Its footprint is the smallest of any BT keyboard on the market, and the design is just gorgeous.

    Then again, I do have a computer that I can use it with.

    I think you should probably call Apple and ask. Even if they can't help you, I'm sure it will make their day. :)
  7. chanj thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2004
  8. legion macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2003
    You don't need to use any software from Apple to get it to work. Just make sure your BT antenna is working and pair the devices. That's it. All bluetooth works on the same set of profiles. If your computer supports the bluetooth keyboard profile, it'll work with any bluetooth keyboard without any other software.

    (BTW, I've used a Apple BT keyboard with my laptop since I needed the distance. It works just fine.)
  9. pigme1000000 macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2004

    in running a (apple wireless keyboard) with a (apple 23 inch) display ......dust anyone know it the i sight cam will work?
  10. kewpid macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2003
    If your Mac has a firewire port, then yes it will work.
  11. Coolvirus007 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2004
    Don't go off topic you moron. What does an iSight have to do with a Apple BT keyboard being compatible with a PC.

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