A1115 Apple Bluetooth pin out

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  1. c64

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    Mar 28, 2012 at 1:58 AM #1
    c64

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    I pulled an A1115 bluetooth module out of an iMac7,1 and connected it to my hackintosh.

    Luckily there are 4 pads on the back of the module to make soldering fun and easy. This will require 4 solder connections.

    The module uses 3.3V power, which can be found from the power supply of all places. I used the orange and black wires. These pads are marked.

    The data connections are unmarked, but they are the only other pads near the connector. I soldered short leads and spliced this to a USB connector. I did not use power from the USB, so be sure to dress the loose wires so that you don't have flames coming from your hackintosh.

    I tested this in my Sandy Bridge hackintosh running Lion 10.7.3 and it discovered the bluetooth hub just fine. I was able to pair my keyboard and trackpad.

    I haven't tested it extensively, but I did notice that if I try to make it sleep, it will try to sleep, but wake up immediately instead. Am I suppose to install some sort of bluetooth helper?

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    edit: cleared up ambiguity about sleep
     
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  2. neophyter

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    Apr 28, 2012 at 12:46 AM #2
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    hi thx for sharing

    with me it does not seem to work
     
  3. visusest

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    May 3, 2012 at 2:49 AM #3
    visusest

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    Thanks for the primer - found a module on ebay for $15.

    I can confirm this works. I'm pulling power of of the PCI-E bus.

    Full tutorial will follow when I have time to take pics.
     
  4. Adriatico

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    May 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM #4
    Adriatico

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    Why's that??
     
  5. jaapsnor

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    May 27, 2017 at 1:22 AM #5
    jaapsnor

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    Thanks, it inspired me to do the same, apple bt keyboard an mouse are back in business! (no handoff though, but that is no deal breaker for me). I suggest to use thinner wires and guide these over the print for long term reliability. I used wire-wrapping wire which also made the soldering easier.

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