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Is it possible to mod the MacBook keyboard to be backlit? Is there any website or business that can help or would do it for me?

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you can always try to find yourself from this FlickR Photos and set it up :)

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How I used the backlighting from a macbook air, to give my white macbook a backlit keyboard.

You couldn't just change the whole keyboard, they're not compatible, but the lighting sheet fits.

Then you have to get nearly 16 volts from a step-up-converter to power the 5 white LEDs and add some electronics for switching it on/off and regulate the keyboard-brightness by the screen-brightness.

If you wanna have a backlit keyboard and think about doing it on your own: forget it and buy a new macbook with integrated backlight. You would almost destroy your macbook in the process...

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  • In other news… the new Airs do not have backlit anymore. :S – Martin Marconcini Nov 2 '10 at 9:53
  • @Martín nope, saves battery and cables ... and on my opinion, ruins one of the best features of an Apple Laptop. – balexandre Nov 2 '10 at 12:11
  • wow that really sucks... I love the backlights. – Robert S Ciaccio Nov 2 '10 at 21:43
  • Okay, I'll wait until I can afford a Pro then... – Moshe Nov 3 '10 at 23:39

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