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Title: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: dante on Sun, 07 December 2014, 00:36:12
9 out of 10 boards are missing their cables.  Was just curious if the cables were being dissected for gold  :p
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: fohat.digs on Sun, 07 December 2014, 07:54:58
Nope, the stupidity of detachable cables. If they can be unhooked, they can be lost.

We all have drawers full of useless obsolete cables. They get tossed indiscriminately.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: Xonar on Sun, 07 December 2014, 08:59:33
I've been wondering the same thing after looking around for one on eBay. lol You don't see the same thing happening with Model M's with detachable cables as much, but I guess that's because people generally see the value in them more than the AEK/AEK II.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: Jotokun on Sun, 07 December 2014, 10:57:59
Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: Heliosphere on Sun, 07 December 2014, 17:37:05
Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.

Good info to know.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: Findecanor on Mon, 08 December 2014, 04:05:12
Except that the original cables are in the right shade of grey and have the ADB logo.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: jacobolus on Mon, 08 December 2014, 04:36:20
If anyone needs an ADB cable, I have a few, and Id be happy to mail one out for the cost of shipping.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: DamnDan on Mon, 08 December 2014, 04:41:33
Not a big deal, honestly. ADB is physically identical to S-Video, so just grab one of those cables if you don't mind the color mismatch.

Unless the pinout is incomplete. I bought the S-video Cable which had only two pins connected, other were unpopulated with wires ;) Was happy that I got one for a mod, was sad when I cut it just to see only two wires were present ;)
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: fohat.digs on Mon, 08 December 2014, 07:35:02
I have used S-video cables many times with no problems.

And, the good-quality audiophile ones are probably much better, wire-wise, than the originals.
Title: Re: Do Apple Extended keyboard cables have a substantial amount of gold in them?
Post by: RoflCopter4 on Tue, 09 December 2014, 12:26:45
I have used S-video cables many times with no problems.

And, the good-quality audiophile ones are probably much better, wire-wise, than the originals.

I'm not sure what you mean by better. I don't know about anyone else but I've never had issues involving harmful interference with my keyboard cable.