Newly Acquired Used White Wireless Keyboard Won't Show Up

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by FinalCut747, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. FinalCut747 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011

    Earlier today after buying a used Apple white Wireless Keyboard for $3, I proceeded to remove and clean the keys. Upon opening the battery compartment I discovered that the batteries had ruptured. I cleaned out the corrosion and got new batteries in. With some terminal cleaning it powered on with a solid green light, then a flashing green light on the underside for a little while. While this is happening, it isn't showing up on the two Macs I have tried it on, a 2012 MBP nonR, and a 2008 MacBook. What should I do now?
  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Throw it away & buy a new keyboard? Never occurred to you why someone would part with a keyboard for $3?
  3. FinalCut747 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Thrift shops?
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I believe the early white wireless keyboards are not compatible with Macs built after 2006 or so. I forget when the transition occurred, I have one in the basement too, :)

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