I know this thread is a little old, but I want to know how these projects turned out (the iSight to ToughBook and the iSight to iBook). I'm looking at adding an iSight to my 15" PowerBook (mainly for Delicious Library, fyi). My biggest concern is still retaining both USB ports. I could always buy a hub, but that's not the problem. The PowerBook doesn't supply enough power to my external hard drive, and I have to have two ports for it to work (one for power, the other for data; a hub can't supply both, at least not that I've found).
My model is A1095. If I tapped into the BlueTooth bus, I would no longer be able to use BlueTooth, right? My goal is to try and find a way to keep everything intact. However, I guess I could always get a BlueTooth PC Card. My next concern is the "how-to". I'm a noobie (if it isn't already obvious) to modding, but I'm experienced with messing with the guts of computers in general. Any info or links on how to mount and run the iSight wiring would be great. And then I guess I need to know how to wire to the BlueTooth bus. Thanks!
_________________________ You'll have to rip my Mac from my cold, dead hands. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 15" 1.5GHz PowerBook G4
The bluetooth dongle inside /some/ Apple laptops just connects via USB. I think yours is one of them. If you cut the cable in half, you can mount an internal hub to the cable, and wire the other half of the cable (the bit going to the bluetooth module) into one of the hub ports. Alternatively, you can just buy a small USB dongle.
Knowing "guts of computers in general" only helps a little bit with laptop modding/repair. Things are a LOT smaller and a LOT more fragile.
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