Old USB keyboard with 17" iMac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dswoodley, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

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    Doe anyone know if an old style USB keyboard (the kind that came with hockey puck mouse) will work with a new 17" iMac. Specifically, i mean will the power button on the keyboard work? I love the 17", but hate where the power button is.
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Don't see a reason why it shouldn't but not 100% sure.
     
  3. skymaXimus macrumors regular

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    They work w/ my 12" PowerBook, the power button even.
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Of course it will work... and the new white keyboard will work with any old iMac, too.



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  5. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    How would you open the cd drive with an old keyboard though?
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    ;)
     
  7. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    You told me!:D
     
  8. dswoodley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just so everyone is clear...

    I currently have a 12inch Pbook, but use an old style USB keyboard with it. the keyboard is fully functional *except* when using the power button to start the PBook with. The power button works when the Pbook has booted (for instance if i wan to bring up the shutdown options menu) The power button also works just fine when i plug into the old G4 tower it came with, so i know the keyboard is fully functional. So, since I cant use the power button on the keyboard for starting up the PBook, that's why I question if anyone has tried it with a new iMac.

    thanks for your help everyone!
     
  9. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    you could always just try it out and see. i would think that it would work though,
     

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