Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
jinxednuance
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Backlit on 2010 Air

Hello,

I have the series of Air that doesn't support backlit keyboard.

1. Can I install one?

2. Any side effects?

Thanks!
jinxednuance is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:47 PM   #2
TheRealDamager
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
I've never seen anyone try this.
TheRealDamager is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:14 PM   #3
Agent-P
macrumors 68020
 
Agent-P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
I've never taken apart a MBA, but I'd venture to guess that it may not be possible. I'm not sure if there is room behind the keyboard to fit the lighting structure. But I could very well be wrong about that.
__________________
I have a dream that one day iOS users, Android users, and Windows Phone users will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Agent-P is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:11 PM   #4
Robyr
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agent-P View Post
I've never taken apart a MBA, but I'd venture to guess that it may not be possible. I'm not sure if there is room behind the keyboard to fit the lighting structure. But I could very well be wrong about that.
It would have a greater chance of being impossible due to missing logic board connectors. The space is trivial.
__________________
Do not fark with your Mac if you don't know what you are doing.
Robyr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:43 PM   #5
Agent-P
macrumors 68020
 
Agent-P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robyr View Post
It would have a greater chance of being impossible due to missing logic board connectors. The space is trivial.
Ah, a good point. This never even occurred to me. It would definitely be a bigger issue than the space.
__________________
I have a dream that one day iOS users, Android users, and Windows Phone users will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Agent-P is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install backlit keyboard on non backlit MBA 11' ftored MacBook Air 0 Jun 19, 2013 10:30 AM
Cloning a 2010 Air to a June 2013 Air cjbryce MacBook Air 10 Jun 12, 2013 07:30 AM
When did the Air's get backlit keys as I need o know date and model? Martylaa MacBook Air 18 Sep 12, 2012 11:05 AM
Mountain Lion and backlit keyboard on 2011 Macbook Air zen MacBook Air 3 Aug 2, 2012 03:38 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC