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I'm trying to set up a new Mac mini with A Logitech K350 keyboard. Since the mini has no cd drive its not possible to load the keyboard software. Is there a work around?

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One way is to use an external CD drive - I have several that work via USB just as well as an internal CD drive.

Another way is to download the drivers. I'm assuming you've tried this and - given the keyboard is Logitech - the drivers may only be available to Windows platforms. There are several ways to run Windows applications on a Mac, although I'm not sure how well these solutions work for drivers.

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The only cd drive I have around is in a G4 PowerBook, could I access the mini with that? With no mouse or keyboard I haven't been able to set up the mini, I'm stuck on the first screen which asks me to turn on a mouse and keyboard. –  Warren Sep 19 '13 at 1:08
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Not worth making it more complicated than it needs to be. Sounds like using a USB keyboard for setup would be your best bet. Borrow one from a friend or relative if you can. Even if its PS2 - PS2 to USB converters are cheap and a solid solution. You shouldn't need a mouse for the initial setup, Tab can prove useful switching from option to option. –  root Sep 19 '13 at 1:19
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On another pc

Boot a linux live media, insert the software CD and copy its contents. Insert the software media on your machine and install it.

Download the drivers

Self explanatory.

Other Solutions

External usb drives work wonders.

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