Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:34 PM
Ok so Ive been searching everywhere and can not find anything. I have an Acer Aspire One D270-1865. the small, 10.1" monitor, light blue ones. I am having a hard time finding parts for it in general. like skins.. they make them for every other model aspire one, but for some reason it seems like the d270 has a very limited surplus. the biggest problem with this computer is that I can not see the keys at night or in the dark. I want a backlit keyboard. No, I do not want an external LED shining onto the keys. I want it to look professional and be from between the keys. Now I understand that the letters are not translucent, so I will not be able to see the light in the letters themselves, but just having light between the keys will be fine. If anyone knows of one of these that I can purchase, PLEASE let me know. Ive been searching for days. If not, I have no problem getting an extra keyboard and modding it and making my own. I graduated from an electrics class in my school.. even though its for motorcycle electrics, I know the basics, and have played around with things like this before. I want to either use LEDS, or a electroluminiscent light string, or whatever you guys think would be best. something that i can use from my internal power source. I have 3 USB ports, so I could use one of my USBs as a power source, or maybe use the power source from my power light (which is LED i believe), or one of the 3 small lights down by my touchpad (battery light, bluetooth light, etc.) I have seen how-to's, but everyone uses batteries for a power source.. and circuit boards, etc. but i dont see why i couldnt just splice into my power light. that way it comes on anytime the computer is on. thats fine with me. i always keep it plugged in, so i dont care about the battery dieing faster or anything. the thing is, this computer is VERY small. so whatever i do has to be able to fit inside of this thing. is there any way i can just get LEDs or some other sort of light that I can just glue into the inside, under the keyboard, and run the wires straight to the power light or USB or whatever, and thats it?? i mean its fine if i have to add a transistor, diode, resistor, or anything of that sort IF I HAVE TO. i want to make this as simple as possible. any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!!