Infrared on a Beige G3 Desktop

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by FoxyKaye, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

    FoxyKaye

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    Hi all,

    New user, long-time reader -

    Here's one for the collective mind:

    I have a Beige G3 A/V desktop running OS X (OS 9 is not installed anymore) with a few hacks here and there, but I was surprised to find out that the A/V card has a connector (J4) for a front control panel that includes IrDA, volume control and a headphone jack.

    It so happens I have an old Perfoma 6300CD with this exact front control panel. Has anyone ever tried connecting one of these to the A/V card on a Beige G3? I know that you can buy a USB IrDA adapter, but the thought of also having a volume control and additional headphone jack is tantalizing.

    I also know that the A/V card isn't fully supported under X (and goodness knows if anyone out there is aware of something that will let me use its S-Video In under X, please let me know) so perhaps the functionality of its additional connectors is also disabled, but I thought I'd see if anyone has ever tried this hack.

    :) Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Sorry, I've got no suggestions on your query, but this did bring back fond memories of the IR sensor on my old PM6500.

    Apparently remote controls were available for them somewhere, but I discovered that it used the same commands as my Sony TV; I could, therefore, use my TV remote control to adjust the volume on my Mac, as well as cause it to shut down with the power button. That was useless, but neat.
     

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