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    Connect Laptop KBD?

    hey guys,

    just pulled apart an old laptop and was wanting to use the KBD out of it but of course nothing is easy, how do i connect the RIBBON to a ps2 connector.

    im wondering if there is a thingy majig (hahah HI TECH DESCRIPTION) available out there on the market?

    or if someone has hooked naything up?

    Cheers
    It aint no family car.

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    I know they exist, because I have a laptop keyboard in my car. the ribbon connected to a controller, which then plugged into a ps2 cable. its exactly exactly like my touchscreen, with the ribbon going to the controller, then a USB cable that plugs into that.

    My buddy scavenged one and gave it to me for my car. I asked him about it, he shrugged his shoulders, said he scavenged it that way.

    the ebst I can do for you is to say they do exist, we will be dammed if we know where or how



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    cheers mate, for givin me hope.... hahaha

    ok well i better start the searching...

    any other help guys?
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    couldnt find anything... anyone else, come on you all kno u want a KBD in ya sun visor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeman
    couldnt find anything... anyone else, come on you all kno u want a KBD in ya sun visor
    http://www.circotech.com/comaalalke.html

    Its a laptop keyboard, that is put in to a case. It does have a numpad tho. Its already hooked up for USB so you just have to unscrew the case, free the keyboard. I hope this is what you are looking for.

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    I want to do this too! anybody?

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    WHITE RABBIT

    does it weigh the sunvisor down at all?
    coause it 2 drop down when u hit bumps?
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    my car is an '01, so the plastic clips that keep the visor in the full upright position arent worn at all

    stays up like a champ. keyboard is light as all heck anyways!

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    yeah only problem is i cant find the connector for the ribbon, so i had a look at me mates TINY keyboard, pulled it apart and the problem is compared to the laptop kbd it weighs a ton...

    It aint no family car.

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    how big is that keyboard?, my visor is pretty small

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