backlit keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cheekybobcat, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any way that I can "mod" my MacBook to put a backlit keyboard in it? If so, can someone tell me where to get the stuff to make it?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ebayhelp macrumors member

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    you can't do that. it's physically impossible
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    buy glow in the dark alphabet / number stickers and stick 'em onto your keyboard =D
    That's as close as you'll come to it I'm afraid.
     
  4. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    by jove. . i think you're onto something!
     
  5. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    You should buy a MBPro, get your screwdriver out, take it apart and get the keyboard out. Throw the rest in the bin or sell it for spares on eBay.

    Disconnect the backlight LEDs.

    Get your screwdriver out again and open up your macbook and remove the keyboard.

    Merge the two boards together and put back in to the MB.

    IMPORTANT - remember to make a video of this - and post it here :)
     
  6. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AHA! Now I know what to spend my spare $2000 on! I was going to buy a massage chair...
     
  7. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Impossible...and if it was it would be a waste of money. If you want a backlit keyboard, buy a MBA or MBP.
     
  8. vniow macrumors G4

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    The keyboard in the Macbook is integrated into the top case, its impossible to remove. You'd have to do some pretty fancy metalwork to get fibre optics or LEDs in there which would likely destroy the case. The MBA has the optics already integrated within the top case and they're far from being compatible with the regular MB.


    So basically you're SOL.
     
  9. sUGArDawg macrumors regular

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    Try looking at porn in a well-lit room...maybe candlelight
     
  10. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Neat idea, but the whole back-lit keyboard feature is so gimmicky I doubt it's worth the cost/trouble.

    But then again, it would be cool to see you actually go through with it.
     
  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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    has anyone tried putting the keyboard from the MBA to the MB? Those actually fit like a glove.
     
  12. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it... even if it fit, how would it get powered?

    Plus you'd have to find an air to salvage.
     

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