Patience rewarded

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbarley, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    As much as I like wireless keyboards and mice using a BT keyboard on my G4s and G5s with a USB/BT dongle has not been an altogether satisfying experience.
    The problem surfaces when I'm messing around with boot-up keystrokes, (something I do a lot of) and I end up having to dig out a USB keyboard because the BT dongle is not active in the boot-up early stages.
    Anyhow long story-short, I finally nailed down a near mint condition "Apple USB Wired Compact Keyboard MB869LL/A" for a decent price and it was even local.

  2. Resplendent macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Wish they still made these. Really surprised there's no wired option for the smaller size now.
  3. Hughmac macrumors demi-god


    Feb 4, 2012
    Kent, UK
    Just what I need for my desk space restricted iMac - getting fed up with the mini BT keyboard and it's mood swings.

    Thanks for the idea :)

    Cheers :)

  4. Jack Neill macrumors regular

    Jack Neill

    Sep 13, 2015
    San Antonio Texas
    I feel the pain. My Magic Mouse 1 sucks. It suffers connection stutters all the time
  5. tem_tempo macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2016
    Yeah my wireless keyboard is nice but usually I've got to wait a bit before it syncs
  6. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
    There are cheap look-alike versions with USB... they are probably not that good/long lasting / nice to type, of course, though.
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Does the new Magic Keyboard work as a wired keyboard when it is plugged in?

    I had to boot Ubunutu from a USB stick to get some files off a hard drive formatted as Ext4. Obviously my bluetooth keyboard didn't work at first as it's paired with OS X. I was wondering if I had the Magic Keyboard, but it was plugged in, would it have worked as a wired keyboard?

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