Thread: Keyboard Compatability
02-07-2014, 08:04 PM #1
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- Feb 07, 2014
I recently decided to learn what Macintoshes were all about. I bought a G4, complete, and a manual.
As soon as I started trying to use the manual I found out that the whole bottom row of keys didn't work.
I don't have money for a real Mac keyboard right now, and I have heard some things about using a PC keyboard with a Mac. I have a number of PC keyboards and tried one on the Mac. As I remember it, it didn't boot up.
Without damaging the G4, what should my next step be?
02-07-2014, 08:14 PM #2
As long as the keyboard is USB...most keyboards should work. A special key here or a special key there may not work. But certainly all of the letters, numbers, shift, and enter keys should work.
02-08-2014, 12:16 PM #3
Yep. Mac Minis do not come with a keyboard. Apple does not even claim that you should use one of theirs. I use a non-Apple keyboard and mouse (and monitor) with my Mini. You shouldn't have major problems doing that.
02-08-2014, 05:43 PM #4
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