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 Post subject: G5 and Magic Keyboard
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:47 am 
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Hi all, hope you and your equipment are doing well :)

I bought a new Magic Keyboard at the Apple store the other day, and was going to award it to my Mini, but then thought how nice it would be to use it with my Power Mac G5. It's a late 2005 dual core 2.0.

I know some of the function keys won't work but I don't mind that. Just wondering if I could harm my beloved old tower in any way by asking it to work with that keyboard. (It's currently paired with the classic black M7803 keyboard.)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:18 pm 
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You won't harm the G5 at all, although it may or may not pair with the system depending on how Apple designed the keyboard. The system and keyboard use different versions of Bluetooth and if Apple didn't design the MK to be backwards compatible back to the version used in the G5 then it won't work with the G5. However most devices are backwards compatible for a variety of reasons so I'd be surprised if it didn't work.

It looks like F1 through F4 and F10 through F12 should work (I think they line up with older keyboards) but I'd be interested to know what F7 through F9 do on a G5. They could do nothing, they could work as playback keys, or they could use whatever F7 through F9 were on older keyboards.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Thanks. I'll try it today or tomorrow and report back :)

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Long time no seeum! :)


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