How do I Pair new magic trackpad with my iMAC

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  • steps:
    -Mac OS 10.6.4 or better installed
    -check to see if you have bluetooth hardware (hold down option key, Apple menu/System Profiler, click bluetooth 4th item in lefthand column. Readout in right column will say "no bluetooth hardware" if not present on your iMac)
    -if no bluetooth, you can buy a USB bluetooth dongle.
    -systemPrefs/Bluetooth and make sure bluetooth is "on", enable "Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar" checkbox (bottom left)
    -press and hold Magic Trackpad's power button (righthand side) until you see the indicator LED flash green repeatedly (discovery mode), release button

    -if you have Lion on your iMac, sysPrefs/Trackpad, click "Set Up Bluetooth Trackpad...: button (lower-right)

    -if SnowLeopard, bluetooth widget in menubar (to the left of timemachine icon), select "setup bluetooth device", select "Magic Trackpad" in device list, once paired apple menu/software update (to get trackpad support sw)

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