Convert a touch pad from laptop to desktop
Posted on 2006-05-13
I have a touchpad I pulled out of an old laptop. I'm wondering if I can ues this on my desktop computer. (I want to intergrate it into the casing of my desktop).
The laptop was a FMV-BIBLO Fujitsu. I did a search on some of the serial numbers on the touchpad but came up dry. The touchpad has 8 wires that plugged into the motherboard. If it helps I can upload some pictures of it.
I was hoping to be able to take apart an old mouse an just soder some wires over, my other hope was that the touch pad could be converted from an old wireless mouse. I have an old wireless Logitech mouse. I don't know how generic these parts are, or really where to start.
I'd appreicate any ideas or advice to get me started in the right direction.