Please help - Recycle and Use old Powerbook keyboard

Discussion in 'Customization' started by siddharthanayan, May 5, 2017.

  1. siddharthanayan

    siddharthanayan

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Mac:
    iMac, MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    May 5, 2017 at 8:17 AM #1
    siddharthanayan

    siddharthanayan

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Mac:
    iMac, MacBook Pro
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    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!
     

    Attached Files:

    • Photo May 05, 11 25 03 AM.jpg  (758 KB, 38 views)
    • Photo May 05, 11 25 11 AM.jpg  (586.9 KB, 41 views)
    • Photo May 05, 11 25 43 AM.jpg  (536.2 KB, 39 views)
    • Photo May 05, 11 55 32 AM.jpg  (1.1 MB, 38 views)

Share This Page