backlight keyboard ibook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mikeyredk, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    i want to light up the they keyboard of this ibook but i don't know the internal power system of it i was wondering if anyone has attempted this or know of the internal power system
     
  2. awulf macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean like on the PowerBook 17" & 15" backlighting?

    If so you will void your warranty (if still on it) and it wouldn't be easy and knowing laptops they are already very packed inside. Also are the keys transparent?
     
  3. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    Re: backlight keyboard ibook

    i can give you the Apple Certified tech manual for the iBook if you like. you can figure out the power with that. i don't suggest it, but whatever floats yer boat i guess. send me a PM if you want it.
     
  4. mikeyredk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    would it be that difficult the key somewhat transparent its a icebook
     
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  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    hmmm, there was a week ago a post over replacing the keyboard of an Ibook. In that post there was a link to a manufacturer that makes a "split" ergonomic typing keyboard. I believe they also had it with backlighting!
     
  7. mikeyredk thread starter macrumors 65816

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  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    nooo, it wasn't. You could buy the rubber plate with the key buttons on it and on the pics you saw it in an ibook, replacing the normal keyboard. I'll try and find it!
     
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    oke, I was wrong, after searching for 15 minutes I finally found the post. And it was just an ergonomic keyboard. Unfortunately no backlight. Sorry for getting your hopes up! The post linked to www.fingerworks.com
    I must say, they have pretty cool stuff, but a bit pricy.
     
  10. mikeyredk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea $259 bucks way to expensive but thanks i got some of the stuff i will post some pics when i am done
     

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