Help. How do I pair an old style Apple Bluetooth Keyboard to my Mac Mini?

jaybar

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 11, 2008
1,194
225
Hi

I just purchased an old style apple bluetooth keyboard. The one with the numeric pad.

It did not come with instructions.

How do I pair it to my Mac Mini?

Can someone walk me through the steps? I am running snow leopard.

I am completely new to Bluewtooth.

Thanks

Jay
 

steve knight

macrumors 68030
Jan 28, 2009
2,638
7,090
Hi

I just purchased an old style apple bluetooth keyboard. The one with the numeric pad.

It did not come with instructions.

How do I pair it to my Mac Mini?

Can someone walk me through the steps? I am running snow leopard.

I am completely new to Bluewtooth.

Thanks

Jay
just like any other device add batteries turn it on and then click on the bluetooth icon and chose setup device and follow the instructions.
 
Comment

jaybar

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 11, 2008
1,194
225
Plastic casing Around the Keyboard?

There is a plexiglass casing around the keyboard. Is this part of it?

Jay
 
Comment

JoeG4

macrumors 68030
Jan 11, 2002
2,693
204
Bay Area, Ca.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1809

My mom had one of those, where you put the batteries in there's a switch in the middle of the door (the twist-locks are on the sides of that door). When you flip the switch to on, the little green light by it will start flashing, at which point it's ready to be paired with the computer.

FWIW I believe you go to set up the keyboard first, then flip that switch on.
 
Comment

jaybar

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 11, 2008
1,194
225
How Long do the batteries last?

We will be using the computer about 12 hours a day.

Any idea how ioften I will have to replace the batteries?

I really like it so far.

Thanks everyone

Jay
 
Comment

Similar threads

Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.