A quick mod post here. I saw this post by Kerry Wong, and having the same hardware myself (and finding the backlight ridiculously dim) I thought this mod was a great idea and wanted to try it myself. First, here is a shot of the original backlight:
I pulled the front panel apart, and decided to use white SMD LEDs for my replacement mod:
After soldering up everything and reassembling (and of course cursing a lot due to the number of defective white LEDs that I didn’t realize that I had), the result is beautiful!
And here is the same Easter egg that Kerry found (hold down the MSSG key while powering on the unit):