Wireless Keyboard and Mouse with iMac purchase

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coca-Cola, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a new iMac 20" with a wireless mouse and keyboard. Upon receiving the package will I be able to use my iMac? Or will I need to have a wired mouse and keyboard in order to start up my iMac?
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    You'll get the wired ones as well. I had to set up the machine with the wired keyboard then pair the bluetooth models when it was done.

    You'll need to hang on to the wired keyboard & mouse as the bluetooth keyboard doesn't let you boot into single-user mode
     
  3. Coca-Cola thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure?

    Are you sure? It only cost 20 dollars for the mouse upgrade and 20 dollars for the keyboard upgrade. That seems to cheap. I can't imagine they will throw in the wired keyboard and mouse.
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's how it's always worked. I know it seems odd, but until they find a way for the Mac to support bluetooth BEFORE OS X has loaded, you'll need a wired keyboard to set up the wireless models, install OS X, boot into single user mode, boot into target disk mode or boot from a CD.
     
  5. CBX macrumors regular

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    I also just brought a 20" Wireless iMac from the Apple shop, there was NO wired keyboard included - it was all packaged as a wireless configured box.

    The SetUp Assistant finds the wireless keyboard and mouse on setup.
     
  6. teiresias macrumors regular

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    Well, it certainly doesn't work like that anymore. I got my 24" Alum iMac with the wireless combo and it only came with the wireless kb/ms. It goes through detecting the two devices upon initial startup.
     

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