Keyboard

 Amiga Keyboards & pinouts

The following pinouts are courteousy of the Hardware Book.

5 Pin Keyboard connector

(as used on the A1000, A2000 & A3000)
5 Pin Female DIN plug at the computer.
 

Pin

A1000

A2000/A3000

1

+5V

KCLK

2

CLOCK

KDAT

3

DATA

n/c

4

GND

GND

5

n/c

+5V

 

 

 

 

 

Beware if using an A1000 keyboard in another Amiga and vice versa!

6 Pin Mini Din

(As used on the A4000 and CDTV)
6 Pin Female Mini DIN plug at the computer

 

Pin

Name

Description

1

DATA

Data to/from Amiga

2

n/c

 

3

GND

Ground

4

+5V

+5V supply

5

CLOCK

Clock to Amiga

6

n/c

 











 

CD32 Keyboard/AUX Connector

 

6 Pin Female Mini DIN plug at the computer

Pin

Name

Description

1

DATA

Keyboard data

2

TXD

Serial port transmit data

3

GND

Ground

4

+5V

+5V @ 100 mA

5

CLOCK

Keyboard Clock

6

RXD

Serial port receive data

 


 

 

 

 

For more details of the CD32 to serial, check out this file on Aminet (CD32-Amiga11.lha )

 A1k2-KEYB.lha            Pinout of A1200Rev.2B keyboard connector
Add pinouts from hardware book and CD32 FAQ.

Some projects

EPIC            PC Keyboard and PIC Programmer

Aminet Keyboard search, click here

KeyboardRepair.lha

Short:    How to overhaul an Amiga keyboard

This article is based on my experience with fixing "dodgy" keys for a
CBM64, an A500 and an A4000.  The methods are the same for all
keyboards that have a plastic membrane under the keys:  and I believe
this is true of the A1200, though the cable connection to the membrane
is different.

Step by step instructions are given, including the tools and materials
needed. It's not difficult.

a2k2cttvKBD.lha           CDTV gets A2000 keyboard

a2kVSA5hKBD.lha       A500 gets A2000 keyboard

Pin

Name

Dir

Description

1

/DATA

<->

Data

2

/TxD

-->

Transmit Data (0-5V and reversed)

3

GND

---

Ground

4

+5V

-->

+5 Volts DC (100 mA max)

5

CLOCK

<--

Clock

6

/RxD

<--

Receive Data (0-5V and reversed)

By Ian Stedman, 13th November 2001

Updated 08 July 2017