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Model A1369, 1.6, 1.7, or 1.8 GHz Processor, 64, 128 or 256GB Flash Storage

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Backlit Keyboard backward compatible

Will the new MBa backlit keyboard work with last generation MBa?

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Very much doubt it.

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I don't know. All the keyboard has is probably some kind of LED array and a single ribbon connection to the motherboard. Seeing as how the keyboard isn't any different (with the exception of low opacity letters), it shouldn't be more than a hop / skip / jump from the previous model.

If anything, it would be impractical installing due to the bottom up design of the MBA. Literally everything would have to come out.

I too am interested in actually VERIFYING the validity of it, and I'm sure someone who can brave the loss will head this endeavor. When that is, however, is a completely different question.

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