Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank from Works great; no problems I needed a replacement keyboard for an older iMac and this one fits the bill perfectly. I’ve been using these for years and am a designer. On 2 keyboards, the button that opens the DVD drive door stopped operating after a while. Luckily, the IceKey has plenty of room to spare. The only knock I have is that it showed up with the F11 key busted.
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Gently flip the keyboard pad over, and unscrew the two short ground wires to completely free the keyboard keys from the plastic housing. Copying an music album or two can take several minutes over USB 1.
You should end up with a hub layout like this:. Set it aside for later; mxcally does not need to be modified — all the action happens on the two remaining circuit boards.
Macally iceKEY – Keyboard – USB – black
One coupon redeemable per item per customer. Solder four wires from the keyboard input port where the cord originally connected to to one of the USB hub ports, effectively making the keyboard controller into one of four devices on the hub. Rated 3 out of 5 by Sam from Iceksy Keyboard Great key feel. Snap the plastic top back on, replace all the screws, and enjoy your USB 2. Then, flip open the pivoting feet to expose two more screws covered by a protective piece of rubber.
Macally IceKey: Introduction
Once the top is removed, you can clearly see all the important electronics, including a very common Cypress USB controller chip. Solder Keyboard Cord to Hub Input Strip about an inch of plastic from the cut end of the keyboard cord to expose its individual wires, and strip just a millimeter or macally from each of those. The key icfkey making everything work properly was to reconnect those two shared ground wires from early on — the keyboard must have a common ground with the controller and hub!
Once it works, secure all the wires and boards. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.
Cut the gray ribbon that leads from the controller board to the left port. Get insider deals first, exclusive promotions and more delivered to your inbox each week. I understand and agree to the terms above and am in full knowledge of the product I am purchasing.
The MacAlly IceKey is slightly trickier to get apart, but not much. Return Policy Please click here to view TigerDirect. The only knock I have is that it showed up with the F11 key busted. With the traces cut on the right port, run wire from the connections under the board to yet another free hub port. You are commenting using your WordPress. Exactly what I needed, a solid keyboard that plugs in and is a good price.
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Luckily, the IceKey has plenty of room to spare. I iceekey to terms above and have a “. Be the first to review this item.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When installed on my machine, using shift key on one side, forget which one caused a carriage return. Some are on top of the board, and some are on the bottom.
This keyboard is an excellent solution for Macintosh owners who would like a keyboard with a light key sensitivity. The feel of the keys on this unit are crisper than icekfy original Mac’s, which I like. Limited to stock on hand. There is a choice of louder, quieter and mute in the form of little speaker icons