UniBook keyboard mod possible?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tmhyland, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007
    I have had the illuminated keyboard since day one. I am pretty upset that the basic macbook does not have this feature. Anyone think I could just get topcase from the upgraded macbook? Anyway to get just the keyboard from an Air?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    I was wondering the same thing. Maybe the 2.4 keyboard would work on the base 2.0 model. Might take a few months for the part to become available but it might be an option. Only question is what the part will cost and if it would be cheaper to just get the 2.4 to begin with.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2007
    Holy Sh*t my term is being used by other people :D

    I wonder if there's a way to install lighting below the keyboard in a DIY kinda way...

    I'll ust wait and see how this plays out
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2007

    cant be done because the motherboard doesn't support it. now where to plug one in
  5. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Where did you see this? I'm pretty sure people have put the 2.4 keyboard onto the 2.0 without issue, and there is a small plug on the logicboard for it.
  6. macrumors G3


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    Do you have pics or something to back that up?

    Ive been interested in putting an illuminated keyboard on a low end macbook.

    I just cant see the sense in manufacturing two sets of motherboards that apart from a power source for a keyboard are identical.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    He/She is wrong: http://www.ifixit.com/blog/?p=217

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