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

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  1. Laeadern

    Laeadern Notebook Consultant

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    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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    woofer00 Wanderer

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    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.
     
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    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    niffcreature Notebook Prophet

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    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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    jeffreybaks Notebook Deity

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    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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    v3loc1ty2.0 Multi_Booting_Master

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    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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    Crimsoned Notebook Deity

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    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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