your going to have to find the usb connection on the board and solder the wire onto it. I would check out the itablet for information on how this was done with an ibook. It might be pretty similar for the powerbook board.
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Its worth casting an eye over the board for unused pinholes. If you are lucky, there might be one labelled USB. Otherwise look for groups of four or five holes. If there are no unused ones, you might get away with soldering to the pins on one of your existing sockets. As long as you don't use it while the iPod is connected, it should remain perfectly serviceable as an external port.
Ok, so i went out and bought a soldering iron last night, went home and looked at the powerbook motherboard...WTF! After probably 30 minutes and not finding any pin holes i didnt know what to do...So i say f**k it and pulled the usb port contacts out from the inside and soldered the wires onto the pins, i had no idea if it was going to work, i never soldered anything before or even thought about touching a motherboard. Ok, so i took the ipod charger thats inside the powerbook now and pulled it out the expansion slot so i can test it when i put the top back on the powerbook. So i power it on and let it boot up, i pluged my ipod to the charger and WHOA! to my amazement, it worked! But now i have one less usb port, but it doesnt matter to me. Thanx alot for the help guys, now i have to enlarge the slot for the ipod to fit through. Any ideas on what tool to use to enlarge the slot a little bit?? Thanx!
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