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sananda

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Will the original Apple Wireless Keyboard (the one with white plastic keys in a clear plastic shell - A1016) work with a Late 2009 Mac mini on El Capitan?

Thanks!
 

Fishrrman

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If you already have the keyboard, try it.

If you DON'T have the keyboard (haven't bought it yet), I suggest you try a WIRED keyboard instead.
 
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chrfr

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Will the original Apple Wireless Keyboard (the one with white plastic keys in a clear plastic shell - A1016) work with a Late 2009 Mac mini on El Capitan?

Thanks!
It should work fine. I've used one of those keyboards with a 2009 Mini in the past, but not with El Capitan.
 
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sananda

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If you already have the keyboard, try it.

If you DON'T have the keyboard (haven't bought it yet), I suggest you try a WIRED keyboard instead.

We've been trying. The keyboard flashes a green light meaning it's discoverable but the Mac mini does not discover it.


It should work fine. I've used one of those keyboards with a 2009 Mini in the past, but not with El Capitan.

Thank, I'll keep trying.
 

sananda

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Eventually it paired!

The batteries leaked in my (I think) fourth generation Apple Wireless Keyboard and I really didn’t want to spend £100 on a replacement Apple keyboard right now (not sure what will unfold in the next days in London and what I might need money for). This original Apple Wireless Keyboard came with my mother’s now defunct iMac G5 and will keep me going for a while.
 
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