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Convert a Wireless Keyboard to Wired

I was just given a Microsoft Wireless Desktop Elite Keyboard (Model 1011). Internet searches revealed that this unit also comes with a mouse. I do not have the mouse. Nor do I have the wireless receiver. I like the keyboard and wondered how to convert it from wireless to wired. I have limited funds but plenty of spare parts, a soldering iron and time. Can anyone help me?

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дmiиsħ1 year ago

same issue here :D

caitlinsdad2 years ago

Just looking at the keyboard, it seems like it is your regular set of keys and a whole slew of added function keys and also some kind of mouse wheel thing. Without even looking at the insides, you could probably bet that there is some proprietary custom chip inside to translate all the keypresses and mouse movement and pass that on to the integrated transmitter module. You will have to decipher that first and then you can think about adding on some kind of USB or serial interface module to talk to the computer. You might need an multimeter, an oscilloscope and some other debugging tools to trace out the circuit. Good luck.

woelfwynde (author)  caitlinsdad2 years ago

Since I'm not THAT electronically gifted, I guess I'll have to make do with what I have. The receiver would be too expensive for my pocketbook for the foreseeable future. Thanks to all who took the time to respond to my post.

woelfwynde (author) 2 years ago

This is a want not a need as we already have a standard 101 keyboard to use, but I like this one and want to try the conversion.

Not worth the time to try and do. See if you can find a receiver on ebay.