Is an old Mac compatible with a new mouse?

  Nat_Coastwatch 14:15 04 Oct 2017

I've just bought a 10 yr old iMac running El Capitan. Is a new Magic Mouse 2 compatible with it? Whatever I try the bluetooth 'handshake' isn't happening and the iMac isn't finding the mouse. Anyone have any suggestions, please?

  Jollyjohn 15:29 04 Oct 2017

At a guess I would say no as the old iMac probably doesnt have Bluetooth. Either buy a Bluetooth dongle or a wireless mouse. A new wireless mouse will have a usb dongle and should be plug & play.

  Nat_Coastwatch 09:53 05 Oct 2017

Hi, It does have Bluetooth, and I have managed to get the original Magic Mouse to work, but I prefer the new Magic Mouse as it is a bit more versatile and saves having to keep a supply of replacement batteries handy.

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