New Mac Mini but no keyboard.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ryanwarsaw, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007

    I have just acquired a new Mac Mini and display. The problem however is i brought it back home to where I live in the middle of nowhere and discovered my keyboard ad been destroyed long ago by the kids.

    Is there anyway I can use my MBP as a keyboard so I can set this thing up? I am stuck at the Before You Begin..... connect a keyboard. The only cable I have that could connect to the mini is an ethernet cable. So it needs to be ethernet or bluetooth I guess. I realise I need a keyboard but if i can get to the main screen I can enable screen sharing for now.

    This is frustrating because I have to go 3 hours from my house to get a keyboard.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
    Know any neighbors less than 3 hours away with a computer keyboard that they would let you borrow it? That's the only thing I could think of besides ordering a new keyboard online.
  3. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    This is why kids are not allowed in my house (not joking). Cant you order one online and have it send 1st class by the next morning?
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  5. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    teleport. I use my mac pro keyboard and trackball on my mac pro and as my macbook pro keyboard and mouse when it sits next to me as an email machine. It's just a simple swipe to the side of the screen and the mouse bounces over from my MP to my MBP screen. Same thing for you, just in reverse.
  6. PurdueGuy macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    But in order to do that, you need to have the computer set up.
    Without a keyboard, you can't really setup a Mini.
  7. gameface macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Doh... I didn't continue reading.

    I assumed he could borrow one to set it up and use the lappy until he could get back and buy a keyboard. Never mind, I am stupid. :eek:
  8. farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    3 hours from any store or neighbor ?

    I'd bring it to a store (any store, post office, etc) and try to let someone let me use their keyboard for a few minutes. If you're that remote I'm sure neighbors are the friendly type
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You mean there's no Apple store in Antartica? I thought they had one there so they could sell the coolest Macs on the planet.
  10. Lefix macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2010
    Yeah I had the same problem, and it was a pain but i just went to apple and bought a magic keyboard.

    I think the OP doesn't want to wait hence why he didn't order a keyboard online
  11. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
    NoHo, CA

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