high-end MB keyboards in low-end MB

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  1. maclust22 macrumors newbie

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    With the two styles of macbooks being manufactured the same would it be possible to remove the backlit keyboard from the high-end and put it in the low end?
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I don't see why not, but where do you plan on getting one? And if you find one, I can't imagine it would be very cheap. Plus you would void your warranty. Bad idea all around.
     
  3. maclust22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was just an idea that popped in my head today, maybe later when people start spilling things on them and sell them as parts.
     
  4. pufftissue macrumors regular

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    the macfixit posts show that it is possible, although you need to remove 56 screws. But you can do it. The problem is, I think the part might sell for $90 or so, which might negate the price benefits and hassle, so you might as well buy the higher macbook model to begin with. Which is why Apple upsells you stuff. Granted, you could maybe sell your nonbacklit keyboard for$30-$40, so I think that I'd pay $50 in effect to upgrade to the backlit keyboard. I know I just contradicted myself.
     
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