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Dell Latitude 3150 - replacing non-backlit keyboard to backlit one

Q: Dell Latitude 3150 - replacing non-backlit keyboard to backlit one

Hi, I need some help on finding out whether it is possible to replace my current non-backlit keyboard with a backlit one. (Dell Latitude 3150, service tag:<Service Tag removed> and I have no idea if my laptop supports it)
Thanks in advance!

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Hey, Is it possible to replace my non backlit keyboard with one having it ?If so, is it possible to buy from lenovo? 

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im sorry if im in the wrong forum or discussion.
This was the closest topic or most related to my question.
i have a t520, i would like to replace the keyboard with a backlite one, is there any way? are their backlite keyboards that are compatble with this model?
thank you 
Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match model.  Was:  Re: T470 replacing non-backlit keyboard with backlit one

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I just got a T470. Excellent computer! I got the Core i7-7600U model with 4gb of memory and a 500gb non-SSD hard disk (T470 20HDCTO1WW, ordered directly from Lenovo). The 2TB SSD and 32GB RAM I got from Crucial work without problem (yes, I ran a memory tester) ? although, yes, it?s a moderate pain to take off the back panel (even if you have a special plastic tool for doing so). It?s a really great laptop; I like how clear and bright the display is as well as how fast it runs. That said, on to my question: I got the model with the non-backlit keyboard. Is is possible to upgrade this model to have a backlit keyboard? Here is the information I have gotten from my research: * The dealers selling T470 backlit keyboards warn that it may not be possible to get the backlight to work if the motherboard does not support it (for example, https://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-01AX569-SN20L72890-Backlit-Keyboard/dp/B0727S1H14/ where they claim ?Please check whether your laptop can support backlit keyboard or not before placing the order, if can not, the backlit function of our keyboard will not work!? or https://www.amazon.com/CHNASAWE-Replacement-Backlit-Keyboard-Thinkpad/dp/B071KWWW21/ with a similar ?If your original/old keyboard does not have the backlit, this keyboard backlit will not work.? warning) * There is nothing in Lenovo?s T470 service manual at https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/pubs/t470/html_en/index_en.html#Replacing_t... Read more

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Hi Lenovo,I bought a V330 in VietNam, and the keyboard is a non-backlit one. Then I want to replace it with a backlit keyboard, but when I aksed the warranty centre here, they asked me to confirm that whether my computer is availabe with the backlit keyboard or not.My MTM: 81AX00MCVN. Please help me to confirm that I could replace my non-backlit keyboard with the backlit one.

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I recently bought a 7559 laptop from a Dell certified re seller of refurbished laptops. I didn't get the backlit version but i regret that now.

I see I can buy the backlit board on numerous sites, but im unsure if the connectors are  on my model ready for me to connect it to :(

Any ideas if my NON backlit model with accept a backlit board?

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Hello Everyone!I bought an open box Dell Latitude E5470 today at a very cheap price. Unfortunately this laptop had a non backlit keyboard and a TN (1600 x 900) panel but it had the much needed 6300HQ, so I went ahead and bought it thinking that I can always buy a backlit keyboard later from aliexpress. I looked at aliexpress again today and noticed something I had overlooked before purchasing the laptop and that is that all backlit keyboards available for E5470 have a different shape thanks to the two stupid top mouse buttons that are not present in my variant of E5470. I now have to find a new top panel with frame that has the cutout for those two extra mouse buttons. This is a nasty situation for me as I am not even sure if the required top panel will be compatible with my variant of E5470. Any advise on what I should do?

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Hey!I ordered Dell Inspiron 5567 laptop from my local retailer and it did not have backlit keyboard. I have seen the same model with backlit keyboard in Dell's official page. So I was wondering that if I order new backlit keyboard from ebay is it possible to replace it. The main question is does every model of inspiron 5567 has a backlit keyboard connector. If it is possible, is there a manual how to do it?
Thanks in advance!

A:Replacing Dell Inspiron 5567 non-backlit keyboard with backlitted on

The connector will be there.  That said, this model is one of the growing number where replacing just the keyboard is far from a trivial exercise -- the keyboard, touchpad and palmrest are essentially a single, partially glued together assembly designed to be replaced as a single unit.
The service manual details the replacement process for the palmrest assembly -- but not just the keyboard, which isn't designed to be replaced separately.

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Dear colleagues
On my laptop above, I have just installed a new backlit keyboard to replace the old (non-backlit) keyboard. 
The good news is that the backlighting works perfectly.
Once the laptop has been placed on the docking station, one can still type with the new keyboard. However with it on the docking station the backlighting is not working at all. Whatever I do; with it on the docking station there is no backlighting. As soon as I release it from the docking station the backlighting is operational again.
Please does anyone have similar issue with solution or can anyone provide some advice or solution. I would like to be able to use it on the docking station with backlighting operational
With thanks, 

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Hello. I recently acquired a (somewhat older) Dell Latitude E6420, and I wanted to replace the keyboard in it with a backlit one. Is this possible, or do backlit keyboards have a special connection that this one might not have?

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Hello Lenovo and community users,I recently brought a Lenovo Flex 2-14 the one with i3/4gb ram, red colour, model: 20404.I use this notebook to DJ at events in dark environment and I've seen that there are models with backlit keyboards.My next question is can I replace the non backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboard?If it is possible can you please point me from where can I buy a backlit keyboard for this model. Thank you in advance.

A:Lenovo Flex 2-14 - change keyboard non backlit with backlit one.

You need to buy backlit keyboard on Ebay or Aliexpress. Also you need small 4-pin 1 mm pitch connector. There is possible to get 5v power from round capacitor near USB. 

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Hello folks,  is it possible to upgrade my non-backlit to a backlit keyboard? p51s 20K0 thanks in advance!


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A:p51s 20K0 upgrade non-backlit to backlit keyboard

Welcome to the CommunityChoose appropriate keyboard with backlight ("BL" index in the part title) and layout from this filehttps://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/p51s_20k0_frubom_20180220.pdf

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Hi, I just purchased a new T480 Thinkpad for work, which is a great computer. Unfortunatly the model I have does not have the backlit keyboard. The specific model I have is a 20L5000WUS. On the Lenovo support I do not see any option in the replacement parts for a backlit keayboard. If I purchase a backlit keyboard for a different T480 sub-model, will it work? Thanks,Nic

A:Thinkpad T480 replace non-backlit for backlit keyboard

Welcome to the CommunityNew BL keyboard will work.Since there isn't a file with T480' spare parts published, its BL KB with US layout with p/n (FRU) are below:DFN BL-KB USE - FRU 01HX528LTN BL-KB USE - 01HX488CHY BL-KB USE - 01HX448DFN BL-KB US - 01HX499LTN BL-KB US - 01HX459CHY BL-KB US - 01HX419They differ by Euro symbol presence (USE) and manufacturer.

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I have looked at the HMM for this model but it is not clear as to how to replace the keyboard. I would like a video that shows the steps if possible so I don't break this laptop that is still under warranty. Thanks!

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Hi everybody just wondering whether I can replace a non backlit keyboard with the one with and my elitebook has resolution of 1600x900 can I replace it with a full HD resolution? Thanks

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Bought my machine used, so it didn't come with a warranty. Was strapped for cash after my HP fried, and wanted something to use. Anyway, the backlight on the keyboard won't stay constantly on, like I'm used to. BTW..very disgusted with HP for 3 years. Voiced my opinion to my pc-savy son, and he said that Dell is the step child of pc's. So, naturally I expected tech support, out of warranty like I had in the past with my other machines. Nope! No such animal. was told umpre-emptily that they cannot help me. I'm like ***?
Hope you can help. Right now, said backliight is on, but don't know for how long. Thanks.

A:Backlit Keyboard on Latitude E6410

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be a help to you. By the way, what version of windows is on the system? Windows 7, 10, etc...?  

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I recently bought the following of and am having trouble turning on the backlight of the keyboard, you give me a hand?
keyboard layout: Italian

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I have a T450S that came with a standard keyboard.  If I bought the Lenovo FRU backlit keyboard and installed it, would it work?  Or is there something different about a system board or machine that was originally configured by Lenovo for a standard keyboard? Thanks.  


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A:Upgrade non-backlit Keyboard T450s to a backlit?

It will work

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Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with a Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion 17-e020dx Laptop?

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Hello everyone,I'm new on here and I'm in the process of upgrading my laptop. Ram, ssd etc. I've seen backlit keyboards for sale claiming to be compatible and I am wondering is this a possible upgrade?Any help is welcome.Thanks.

A:Can I replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboar...

OK here is the Service Manual: Manual The keyboards are not sold by HP as a separate part: only sold with the whole top cover. See p. 20 The Manual does not list any keyboard/top cover as having a backlight. However, the keyboard map on p. 15 shows the f5 action key as activating a backlight on "select models".  From this I gather that there is a place on the motherboard to connect a backlight cable if the keyboard has one. However, extracting the old keyboard from the top cover and replacing it with just the replacement keyboard is not easy and there are no directions in the Manual for that procedure. I would want to see one of these alleged backlit keyboards. Bottom line, it is possible, but I would be leery. Do you have an f5 action key with the backlight symbol on it? Have you tried it to see if maybe your keyboard is backlit? If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Hi allMy question is in the titleIs it possible to buy a backlit keyboard and make it work on a thinkpad T560 who originatly didn't have one ?Thanks 

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I recently purchased a T460 to realize that it did not have a backlit keyboard on arrival, I see aftermarket ones online for reasonable prices so I'm curious as to whether or not there is some output on the motherboard I am missing or if it would be just like installing a regular one.  I have seen on forums that people have done it but I am asking specifically for the T460.

A:Can I replace a T460 non-backlit keyboard to a backlit one?

No problem.  Backlight keyboard is just swapped in - no other parts.

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Hi people,
Do you know if it is possible to take an E5430 that was built with a non-backlit keyboard and upgrade the keyboard in the field to the backlit version?
I gather from what I've read elsewhere that this may be possible with some models (perhaps the E6400) but in others (perhaps the E5510 for example) extra control and/or power circuitry would be absent in a model originally equipped with a non-backlit keyboard, meaning that even with the correct keyboard, BIOS and control software options the backlight still wouldn't function. Assuming these two categories do exist, I can't find a list of which models are in which category.
Any help appreciated!

A:Latitude E5430 - backlit keyboard retrofit?

Hi Brandon,
Belated thanks for the reply. I can see how that would be a useful test for other models, but this one only has a single cable connecting all of the keyboard functions whether fitted with a backlit keyboard or not, and having read other users’ experience of the E5510 (see below) I wasn’t convinced that the single cable, and seeming location of the inverter on the keyboard guarantied success.
Bottom line: This is now resolved for me; I asked a lot of questions, finally found an economical and low-risk way of trying a backlit keyboard, ordered an appropriate part and now have a fully functional backlight! If you want more detail, read on.

It might seem obvious that a backlit keyboard could be successfully retrofitted, but I didn’t feel confident, especially having read this excellent thread: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19442203
As well as trawling the net and asking here I followed the links to Dell parts support and sent them an email. By that stage I had received two replies from sellers of supposedly genuine Dell parts – one selling a backlit keyboard for £20 that strangely (it seemed to me) lacked the trackstick, saying that as my machine was built with a non-backlit keyboard he doubted it would work, and another selling what appeared to be the standard backlit keyboard (with trackstick) for £50, who said ‘it should be ok’. Both these sellers later confirmed that they were offering ... Read more

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How can I verify if my Latitude E5450 is compatible with a backlit keyboard?
Service Tag: <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>

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Hi All,
Decided to to upgrade my E6320 with an backlit keyboard so i got an new unit from Parts-people.
Now installed to new board in my E6320 but the backlit function doesn't work. everything else on the keyboard works like it should but no backlit. downloaded a lot of new drivers like "dell system manager" and tried so many things.
I'm starting to doubt if they send me an actual backlit keyboard, but it has an capslock button with an lighted led which works and my old keyboard does not have this. so i'm geusing this isnot the issue?
Any input help would be great.
Thans a lot for checking.

A:Latitude laptop backlit keyboard (not working)

Hi Hildo,
E-series Latitude portable systems have the option of a backlit keyboard. With the E3 series keyboard, there are several ways to set the backlit keyboard illumination. One can either press <FN> + <Right Arrow> to adjust the illumination. The other way is to adjust the illumination through Dell Control Point (DCP). From the main DCP screen, choose ‘Keyboard Backlight’. The settings you can adjust are as follows:



Activation Settings:- 

Keyboard light will automatically time out if there is no activity for certain time frame where the setting can be preset from 5 seconds up to 5 minutes.
Resume lighting from time out with default option as 'Keyboard'. This means whenever user presses any key on the keyboard, the keyboard backlight will light up provided the brightness is not set to 0%(Off). The other option available is 'All internal input devices'. If this option is chosen, other internal input devices like the touchpad, will also turn on the keyboard backlight on one touch.

You can also install Dell control point for your computer from link: http://dell.to/XDJhTF 
Steps to download:-

Click on “Download Now”.
Save the driver on your desktop.
Once the driver is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.&n... Read more

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Latitude 6430u: Is there a setting to keep the backlit keyboard ON?
 Mine times out @ 10sec.

A:Latitude 6430u Backlit Keyboard Control

Hi ironmiketaos,
Unfortunately there is no option to keep the backlit keyboard always on. As and when you type it goes on.

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I own a M6800 that is not equipped with backlit keyboard and I was wondering if is possible to replace it with a backlit one. Are those two cross-compatible?
Also, I've been reading that people have problems setting the time for M6800 backlit kb (as there is no app for it) and they were using older version of Dell Enhancement Pack intended for M6700. If a replacement for my situation is technically possible, I would also appreciate a solution for controlling/configuring the light on the keyboard.

many thanks!

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I am currently having HP Pavilion laptop (Product number: Z3D15EA; Product name: HP Pavilion -15-au191sa) which has a standard keyboard/Is it possible to replace this with a backlit keyboard?

A:Replacing HP Pavilion laptop keyboard with backlit keyboard

Hi,Yes you can.It only comes along with topcover and touchpad assembly.Go through Pages 3, 55-56 for the part number you need to buy: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05273198RegardsVisruth

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Looking to increase the time the keys stay backlit.

A:Latitude E7250 with AC - can the keyboard backlit time be changed?

Please click on link below, hopefully it will be a help to you.

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I purchased a Latitude e5470 laptop without the backlit keyboard and without the extra tracking ball you find in the center of the keyboard. I just have a regular non-backlit key board and then the tracking pad.
I've only seen the backlit keyboard with the tracking ball included. This does not fit my keyboard slot. There is an extra edge under the spacebar. I want to know if I can now buy a replacement keyboard that has the the backlit feature and fits in my keyboard slot.

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I'm looking to upgrade the keyboard on my 5480 i7 7820 to the backlit version.  Is this possible?  If so, what parts are needed?  Are there any procedures after the swap that would need to take place?

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I was wondering if the backlit keyboard (no point stick) of E5450 or E7470 is compatible with E5470? From the images I have seen the dimensions and mounting holes look identical to E5470's Keyboard (no point stick) .

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Model K3Z24UA .   I hope it can be upgraded !

A:Can I replace a ( Non-Backlit ) with a backlit keyboard in m...

To use a backlit kbd the motherboard must have the connector to plug it into- usually only highend models have this. Your Maintenance & Service Guide does not show a backlit kbd option.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04886216

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Please I would like to know if I can replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit one as I work at night mostly, also I have 4G kingston 1600mhz Ram and I want to know if my laptop has a second ram slot, if it doesn't can I upgrade it to a 8gb or 16gb?  my laptop product number is:  L9N79EA

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Hi, I have a new Elitebook 820 G3 which I am surprised came without backlit keyboard which I thought is standard on this model. Can I upgrade it now or is there some extra chip missing and it will never work? Is it just keyboard that needs to be replaced? I know there is an extra connector for backlit and I am not sure if my laptop has it build in (the connector). Thank you very much in advance for any help/suggestions. Regards, Radek


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A:Upgrading non-backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard on Eliteb...

@Radekk1 Everything should be there for you to upgrade to the backlit keyboard. You can make sure by checking if the ZIF connector is mounted to the system board. HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC - Remove/Replace videos http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7815289&MEID=07E15A5D-4006-405F-818E-406F35690E1B Click on keyboard. REO

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I just purchased Inspiron 15 7000 7559. Backlit keyboard was working fine untill i updated my BIOS to 1.1.8 and now there in BIOS it is shown as non-baccklit keyboard. Keyboard lits up  on its own sometimes and when pressing keys it goes dark again.

Any idea whats the problem? 

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I bought a backlit keyboard for my latitude 6420 which was only equiped with a non backlit model at the time I got it.
When hitting Fn + >, nothing happens. I read many things on the web and it looks like we have to go into the BIOS and enable the backlit. I've been told that I should find the menu under System configuration and Keyboard Illumination but I don't have this menu...
I also had a look and the hot keys and don't have the ones related to the backlit keyboard... Looking at the Control Panel, Keyboard Properties, I don't have the Backlight tab, "Keyboard Brightness".Does someone know how I can enable my backlit keyboard and have it detected as such?
Prior buying the backlit keyboard, I got in touch with the Dell support to make sure I can upgrade my notebook with a backlit model without facing compatibility issues. They told me that I just needed to order the backlit model as a spare part and it will work... but it doesn't...
Does somebody know how I can get the backlit keyboard working or is it just a bad luck and it will never work? thanks in advance for your help!

A:Missing BIOS activation menu for enabling backlit keyboard on latitude e6420

Not sure if this question has been answered but, while I came here looking for the answer I accidentally figured it out on my latitude e6410, hit the function key and the right arrow, it was lumped there with the scree brightness.

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Hi. i have bought a dell 14 5447 laptop several years ago and has no backlit. is there any compatible keyboard for my laptop that has backlit? where can i buy them? the original one pls. im in indonesia

if i buy at e buy or amazon im afraid it is not original. and i dont wanna that. thanks. appreciate ur help

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Just reset Windows 10 after a bad "update". When I reboot my laptop on the Dell Screen and in bios my keyboard is bright as can be.  As soon as it boots into Windows 10 the backlight disappears and won't come back on at all.  I tried the Windows Mobility settings and there is no option for the backlight. I tried the FN + F10 toggle and all of the other toggles possible but none are working.  I updated all of the drivers and still can't get the backlight to come back on.  Any help is appreciated. 

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I have a new Dell XPS 13 Linux edition (this one) and immediately installed Linux Mint 18 on it, wiping the Ubuntu 14.04 which was shipped with the it.
I am really confident with it, only the backlight for the keyboard is not working. I have a keyboard light symbol on my F10 key but when I press it, nothing happens. All other features and all other media controls/media keys/screen brightness keys work. When clicking the battery icon in the Linux Mint taskbar, I see 2 controls, one for the keyboard lights brightness and one for the screen brightness. When I drag those bars, only the screen brightness is working again.
I also see the settings in /sys/class/leds/dell\:\:kbd_backlight/ (I think that's the config folder for it). The brightness file in this directory contains "1", so as I understand this correctly, this should theoretically work.
As I noted before I immediately installed Linux Mint on it, so I can't say whether it worked before. And this is really the only thing which is not working on the laptop.
I have obviously checked that my ultrabook has backlights with the product number on its back.
Do you have some tips so I can get this to work? Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys, I just had a Dell Inspiron 15 5559 delivered to me yesterday and I noticed there wasn't a backlit keyboard installed. At first, I thought it was just off, but after looking around this site and doing some research to first make sure I wasn't just not able to turn it on, I've arrived to this conclusion. 
I've tried doing Fn + F10. I've tried Ctrl + F10. I've tried going to Mobility Center and changing multimedia/function key.I also have all my drivers updated and made completely sure everything was updated in case it was just a software issue. I also updated BIOS and went there and checked if I could change keyboard settings there; no luck.
The thing is, my laptop is the touch model and to the extent of my knowledge, all touch models are equipped with a backlit keyboard. So what's going on...? Do I have to pay out another $50 for a backlit keyboard?
Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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My laptop doesnt have a backlit keyboard....Can i install a backlit keyboard on my dell inspiron n5559? & Also can i use the backlit keyboard of dell n5555/n5558???
Processor-Intel core i3 6th gen
ram-8gb ddr3


My keyboard doesn't have backlit.....Can i install backlit keyboard on my dell inspiron 15 N5559????& Also does the backlit keyboard of N5555/N5558 will work on my laptop????
processor-INTEL CORE i3 6th gen

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Hi All,My Dell Inspiron 15 5567 just arrived today. I thought that it has a backlit keyboard but it says non-backlit keyboard when I saw the configuration.Is there any way that I will be able to have a backlit keyboard for my laptop?

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I recently purchase a Dell Laptop 15 3558, awesome deal touchscreen and many additions. Only thing it didnt have was a backlit keyboard, so I went and purchased a (refundable) non-Dell backlit keyboard on Amazon.
I know a backlit keyboard has 2 connections, one for data and one for the light. When I opened up my laptop the light connector had something plugged in (not sure what). I went ahead and disconnected it and plugged in my new non-dell backlit keyboard...here is what happened.
1- Key board lit up and worked.
2- Back lIght never shuts off, even when you shut down its always lit. (The Windows Mobility Center doesnt even have a keyboard light feature.)
3- Laptop will not restart unless I unplug and replug the laptop in again.
Any ideas whats going on ?
Lastly, Does Dell make a backlit keyboard that would be compatible?

A:Purchased Non-Dell Backlit Keyboard - having issues

This system model is not designed to support a backlit keyboard and hence there are no backlit on /off toggle function keys as seen on other models - see the specifications here - http://dell.to/2gryrMy
Does the backlit stay on when the system is powered off and the power adapter disconnected?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/2h6A06p - restart the system and check.
If the issue is not resolved, then I would suspect an issue with the keyboard installed. 
In that case you would need to reinstall the original Dell OEM keyboard on the machine.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi Everyone,
I recently just purchased a Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567 and I mistakenly purchased it without a back lit keyboard. Returning the laptop is currently not an option. I was wondering, is it possible for me to replace the none back-lit keyboard with the back lit equivalent for the device and for it to be full functional (i.e. a fully working keyboard + toggle-able back lit keys), or will replacing the part just yield me another keyboard without a back lighting. Minor inconvenience, however I would be extremely happy if I could change that on my laptop. I hoping someone has the answer.


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I've had this laptop two weeks now and the backlit keyboard has just stopped working. According to Quickset, it is "on" and I've toggled between using the Ambient Light Sensor and not but to no avail. The backlight was working fine up until this morning and now just seems dead in the water. I've restarted the computer a few times but no luck.

A:Backlit Keyboard Stopped working in my Dell XPS 13 Ultra

When you start the notebook and before Windows loads does the keyboard light up?  You can also check in safemode, start the system while tapping F8 and choose safemode.  Log on to Windows, at any time in this process is the backlit on?  If not then there is likely a problem.  
If you aren't able to get the backlit on anymore no matter what you try please shoot me a private message.  On the Private message please include your name, address, phone number and the service tag of the notebook.  I will be happy to research possible service options.  If I can't help personally, I can certainly get you in contact with someone that can.

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