Upgrading Macbook Keyboard to Backlit

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chrisrokc, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Chrisrokc macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    I was looking at Fixits tear down of the Macbook and Macbook Pros. It looks like they are going to keep the keyboards in stock. It also looks like it is swapable. Good news for us with the 2.0ghz Macbooks.
  2. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hmmm…I wonder how much it would cost and if it nullifies the warranty.
  3. badgerman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    does itnot need an ambient light sensor to work? I don't think the 2.0 has one?
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    can someone please research this for or a future discussion? im very disappointed the lower spec MacBook doesn't have a backlit keyboard and im very interested in this! :)
  5. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2008
    pretty sure you void your warranty by taking the whole mb apart
  6. Chrisrokc thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    Im not sure what the deal is on that. Hopefully when a few of us get the macbooks we will be able to see if this is doable. Right now it looks close.
  7. Chrisrokc thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    the sensor is in the 2.0 models so this will work. I bet if u carefully take apart the MacBook apple will have no clue u opened it
  8. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    Wrong, they have seals and once they are broken it is apparent that the macbook was tampered with. Xbox , Ps3 most electronics have this to verify no one has opened the insides of the product.
  9. vestigo74 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    I bet they might catch on if the keyboard suddenly lights up when they're working on it for you, though.
  10. Chrisrokc thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    have you taken apart a MacBook? I have and there are no seals, just small drops of blue loctite on the screws. There are. No seals like the xbox or ps3.

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