How to connect Apple II Keyboard to PowerBook?

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To all you Apple Knights out there,

I want to use the best keyboard ever made - my Apple II keyboard - with my new Mac PowerBook G4. The old connector (with the cool spiral cord) seems to fit in all the right places - from the old keyboard to the side of the PowerBook, but when I type nothing happens. Am I doomed forever to the cheap keyboards of today, or does someone have any creative ideas I might try?

Damsel in Distress,
Josie

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Cool hack attempt!

Heh heh, the socket into which you plugged your splendid Apple KB II is in fact the S-video out port. Soooo . . .

You need an ADB-USB adapter. I've got my ADB Extended Keyboard II (and TurboMouse!) plugged into my G4 through a Griffin iMate and it works great.

dan k

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You rock!

: ) no wonder it didn't work!

Thanks for the great advice, I'm running out to get me a Griffin iMate! So glad I found this site.

Josie