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So, I recently purchased a LED backlit keyboard for my ASUS UL30A QX131V, which originally hasn't got a LED backlit keyboard, does anybody know how I can get it working? It has a ribbon cable with three connections. +, - and earth parhaps?

Thanks,

- Ben
    
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Nobody? Does anyone want me to make a picture of the rear ribbon cables?
    
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No electricions on OCN?

I was thinking about connecting the LED's to the screen brightness buttons. Possible?
    
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Well I don't know how to make it work but I can just mention a few obvious things

-find out what voltage is required of the keyboard LED backlight

-use Digital Multi Meter to determine source of said power contacts (monitor cable or somewhere on mobo)

-get to work soldering

IMO you need to start with knowing what the keyboard needs. Unless some1 here knows that which is kinda slim considering nobody is chimed in yet, you probably need to find a working one and just take a DMM to it
 
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Well, on the second picture, you can see a voltage (well, that's what I think it is). It says:

"...V2.0".

So I'm assuming the LED's need 2V?
    
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the way its labeled I think that's more VERSION 2.0... if it were volts, the correct notation for US products is 2.0v

I believe your assumption is incorrect

My suggestion: find an hour of free time, call ASUS and ask one of their technicians
 
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Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
the way its labeled I think that's more VERSION 2.0... if it were volts, the correct notation for US products is 2.0v

I believe your assumption is incorrect

My suggestion: find an hour of free time, call ASUS and ask one of their technicians
Bugger. Good point though. Thing is, this keyboard isn't manufactured by ASUS, so I guess I will have to find a local electrician and ask him for some help...
    
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No electricions on OCN?

I was thinking about connecting the LED's to the screen brightness buttons. Possible?
Nope. I mean the electricians part. LEDs are quite simple. LED 101 Tutorial in the middle of this Mod post.
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