Internal KeyLogger Installation

Previous experience in soldering is essential. The module can be damaged via improper installation.

Setup

Setting up the internal keylogger is a simple solder job. The internal keylogger is designed to fit inside a keyboard. It is recommended to make sure the keyboard is compatible before installation. Keyboards using non standard HID protocols may not be compatible eg: Gaming Keyboards

  1. Disassemble the Keyboard
  2. Locate the USB cable inside the keyboard

Keyboard USB lines A USB cable typically has 4 wires POWER, GROUND, DATA+, DATA-

The idea is to expose the wires on the keyboard’s USB connection and solder these wires to the corresponding pad on the KeyLogger module. The keylogger acts as a passive tap.

The KeyLogger comes labelled with the corresponding wires each pad should be soldered to.

Internal KeyLogger

Signal Shorthand Wire colour
Power VCC RED
GROUND GND BLACK
DATA+ D+ GREEN
DATA- D- WHITE
  1. It’s down to preference as to how to solder the wires to the pads, though we recommend tinning each USB line without stripping it first. Stripping a small wire can often end in the wire breaking (which would be bad).

Internal KeyLogger

Once tinned, a wire is much easier to solder to a pad.

Internal KeyLogger

  1. Rinse and repeat for each wire

Internal KeyLogger

  1. Close up the keyboard, making sure none of the wires make contact with eachother.

  2. Follow the first use tutorial just like you would a non-internal KeyLogger.