IR receiver USB internal mod
So… I’ve got this 2015 iMac after years with my 2011 and the screen is beautiful but this feels like a much more limited machine without an SSD (which I’ll upgrade so that’s for later) and one of the shortcomings is the lack of IR receiver.
I’ve successfully modded the IR receiver from a much older model and made it work over my USB but I’m ambitious and want to install it inside the computer.
There are A LOT of issues to deal with mostly regarding internal room (they covered the front Apple logo with the power plug - come on Apple!) but my issue at the moment would be: how to ‘tap’ into the USB connections on the logic board to power the receiver if it seems they’re all covered?
BTW: what I want to know is described above what I don’t want to read is things like ‘buy a Bluetooth remote’ or ‘leave the receiver outside’ or ‘don’t do that to this expensive computer’ and the like.
I’m a enthusiast I like tinkering and I like Macs so what I want is help to achieve my goal don’t need any ‘nay sayer’ ok :)
Already managed to replace the glue tape with magnets to hold the screen - much like my old 2011 - and I might share here once I’m finished so useful tips would be deeply appreciated.