Mac mini set up

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mafy005, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. mafy005 macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    Hey everyone out there! So I am very new with the Mac community so I apologize firsthand on any stupidity for not knowing jack about the Mac world. I just recently bought a Mac Mini 1.25GHz 1GB RAM 40GB w/Leopard. I have a keyboard, screen, and mouse from my old Compaq PC, but I was wondering how to hook it all up. Do I need a converter for the keyboard and mouse? Is there a serial hookup for the screen on the mini? Sorry for being so stupid, but I'm really needing some help. Thanks a ton!

    -Miles R. Maftean
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Macs take USB keyboards and mice. You might have to spend another US$40 to get going if yours are not USB.
  3. mafy005 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    Both the keyboard and the mouse are not USB. How much am I looking at to convert the two? And what about the monitor?
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    I think you'll have to buy a new keyboard and mouse for your Mini. The Mini has a DVI port, so if your display is DVI it should connect straight to it. Otherwise you need a DVI to VGA adapter ($20) from Apple.
  5. trek1500 macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2008
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Get the Apple's worth the investment for the command keys alone! Plus it has 2 USB 2.0 connectors on either side...

    It's a bargain in my opinion!
  6. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    Can't stand the Apple keyboards.

    I have a nice MS keyboard that came with Mac drivers (so I can use and assign the extra keys and such).
  7. G5power macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2005
    As previously stated you will need a PS2 to USB adapter to convert your keyboard and mouse to plug into the mini.

    For the video you will need a VGA to DVI adapter.

    Both types of adapters can be found at most computer shops and stores like Best Buy and MicroCenter.

    Good luck and be sure and post any questions on here.

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