Please help - Recycle and Use old Powerbook keyboard

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    siddharthanayan

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    May 5, 2017 at 8:17 AM #1
    siddharthanayan

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    Hi everyone,

    I want to give life to my old Powerbook titanium keyboard which I love but don't know if it's possible or not. I know I can buy a new bluetooth one but as a project i like to try this and make a back-lighted custom keyboard.
    It has a 30 pin connector but it's connected to motherboard which is multi layered board so no way to trace the paths. I don't know electronics but trying to lean. Is there way I can trace all the paths and use a regular usb keyboard circuit to bring this to life?
    Maybe I'm dreaming but thought I should try you guys. Any feedback if welcome!
     

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