turn on macbook via g3 keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Malus, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Malus macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2005
    what the title says....I was wondering if there is anyway to connect a g3 keyboard up to a macbook and use the powerbutton on the keyboard to power up the macbook....i tried just now and it didnt work...

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't believe this is possible - this is because (I believe) there is some special circuitry in the PowerMac G3 USB keyboards that connects with special circuitry in the computer to power it on via the keyboard. Newer Macs, such as your MacBook, do not have said circuitry.

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