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    Default Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    As the topic states I want to put a backlit keyboard in my HP Pavilion DV7 3067CL and was wondering if it were possible. If anyone is familiar with any websites that have any information I would greatly appreciate it.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    On my 1558, the connection is there for backlighting, but I don't have a backlit keyboard. It may vary by manufacturer, but I'd bet the motherboard is probably identical across the model.
    Odds are, you're doing it wrong.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    Nope I checked, its not available for the: dv7-1000, dv7-2000 and dv7-3000. Only the dv7 4000. You could get glow in the dark keyboard stickers: Glowing Keyboard Stickers | Glowing Keyboard | Glow in the dark Keys for Keyboards

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    Arent backlight keyboards powered by USB??
    so cant you just get like any HP backlight keyboard that sorta fits and run a cable?

    as long as you figure out how ribbon cables conduct electricity... never actually figured that one out myself lol

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    over at the acer forums there s a guide on how to change out a backlit keyboard for a non one. ITs here .

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    Quote Originally Posted by niffcreature View Post
    Arent backlight keyboards powered by USB??
    so cant you just get like any HP backlight keyboard that sorta fits and run a cable?

    as long as you figure out how ribbon cables conduct electricity... never actually figured that one out myself lol
    i don't think so. At least when someone was talking about it before they said that they keyboards use proprietary connections that must be preexisting
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put a backlit keyboard in a laptop that did not have one originally?

    On laptops it would take some soldering to the circuit board, possible a battery or two, and space to have the lights in. All laptops can have back lit keyboards the main issue, if knowledge/skill is not a factor, is space.

 

 

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