- Jan 1, 1970
Well, I built the fixture and tested it.The last "new" computer I bought was in 1989, so when I saw "new" I was
thinking it was actually a used computer new to the poster.
No, bypassing whatever current limiting there might be between the +5v
line and the keyboard is likely going to cause issues with warranty. Of
course, that only matters if you need the warranty, ie the computer
fails and you want to send it back.
Keyboard draws 180 mA.
New keyboard is less than 10mA.
BIOS date is 2008. Probably the result of some
GREEN initiative to save the world from abusive
keyboard power waste.
I really don't want to work on the motherboard.
It's already installed and a logistic nightmare.
I'm thinking about leaving the 2.2K pullup resistors
connected to the motherboard 5V and running everything else
in the keyboard
off a wall wart. I think that reduces the risk of
anything in the computer latching up and smoking when the computer or
keyboard is powered off.
That sound rational?