Add Backlit Keyboard to Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grajohnson75, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. grajohnson75 macrumors newbie

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    How would one go about installing a backlit keyboard on a new AluMac? Is it even possible? What would be involved?
     
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    It would be a lot easier and probably cheaper to just buy the MacBook that is already backlit.
     
  3. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    ^^ what he said..
    Do a search dude, there are a bunch of threads about this!
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    The cost/time of doing that probably wouldnt be worth it. Who knows if it would even work. I believe there is additional software on the 2.4 to control the backlight.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  6. Psycdude macrumors member

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    Yea, if you haven't bought it already, get the one with a beautiful factory backlight (plus bigger HDD, and faster processor).
    Well worth it (As I type this in an otherwise dark room)
     
  7. darienphoenix macrumors member

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    My guess is he already has the non-backlit model.
     
  8. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    How many people here look at their keyboard while they type?
     
  9. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I do! and guess what?! It looks AWESOME with the lights :cool:
     
  10. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    hahahaha! Ok, fair enough...
     
  11. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Use mine all the time, being a rather poor typist.
     
  12. nickXedge macrumors 6502

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    I would if I had a new Alu MB, but alas, I'm stuck with my less-than-a-year-old white MB with no fancy touch gestures or light-up keys.
     
  13. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    YES!!! now we dont need anymore threads about backlit keyboards!!!! Just buy one of these people!!!
     
  14. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Erhm.. This is NOT BACKLIT... and the reflection off the screen would be horrible.. It's all Apple's fault.. they didn't take THESE into consideration when they designed the new MB...


    HA .. :D
     
  15. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    paint the keyboard with glow in the dark paint…activates only when there is a lack of light!
     

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