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Sony Vaio - Backlit Keyboard

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Likey, Nov 28, 2008.

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  1. Likey

    Likey Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys,

    Is there any way to modify your Sony Vaio to have a backlit keyboard? I currently own a TZ and there's a possibility that I'll get a Z series but really want it to have a backlit keyboard.

    If not, I may have to purchase one of those USB light things.

    Thanks,
    Likey
     
  2. the_1

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    I don't think it can be done and even if you can it would cost too much. If you really need a backlit keyboard try getting another laptop.
     
  3. b|lly

    b|lly Notebook Deity

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    I am sure it can be done, some tech guy in the neighbour could do it. All he needs to do is install tiny LEDs inside the keyboard. But..since Z serie keys are not "see throw" the light would only be there to light the rest..so i dont know.
     
  4. Likey

    Likey Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which laptops have backlit keyboards by the way?
     
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    the macs and the alienware laptops as far as i know
     
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    HP has one the new 13"
     
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    Rahul I joined NBR in January 2005, how time flies!

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    The Dell Studio M1340 will have a back-lit keyboard, but you probably would have to wait until early next year for it. At the moment, we still don't have all of the details on the Z's first refresh and the possibility of a back-lit keyboard.
     
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    DetlevCM Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    You could buy a little plug in USB light - I'm sure I've seen that before.
    Don't ask me how well they work - but it should be OK, in the dark my screen will light up my keyboard...
     
  10. InfyMcGirk

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    The USB light option might be more power efficient that lighting each individual key anyway... I know the ThinkLight on Thinkpads uses less power than backlit keyboards (or rather, I read it in a review somewhere). ;)
     
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