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Lenovo S1 Yoga keyboard shift key not working

Q: Lenovo S1 Yoga keyboard shift key not working

Hi all, I bought a Lenovo S1 Yoga. The shift key only works with certain keys but not other, important ones like T. It is extremely inconvenient and makes this laptop unsuitable for work. Characters like the semi-colon are completely unavailable on this laptop now. I have already read through quite a few forum posts to find the solution. I have tried using the device manager to uninstall the keyboard, have used Lenovo vantage to find the latest drivers and install them and have also tried turning all keyboard ease of access ommands off. Nothing seems to fix this issue. It seems to be a software issue, rather than Hardware as the shift key works with about half of the keyboard. It does not fix itself when working on the command prompt. Please could someone provide an adequate solution to this problem. Thanks,SZ

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo S1 Yoga keyboard shift key not working

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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Good afternoon. We have a Yoga 900 and have problems with the keyboard keys T, Y, backspace, shift and tab not working. We have tried updating the keyboard driver, Windows Update, using the onscreen keyboard, and rebooting the computer - all with the same results. Does anyone have any solutions on fixing this, please? Thank you.

A:Keyboard keys T, Y, backspace, shift and tab not working on Yoga 900

So, T, Y Backspace and Tab don't work on the onscreen keyboard, either?

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 14ISK (ideapad) with Windows 10 64bit, whose keyboard and touchpad are refusing to work.Everything else seems to be running smoothly except for these. I initially was getting by via the on screen keyboard until I began borrowing an external wireless one. The following is what I knowReset to factory settings did not work.Optimizing OS in BIOS is enabled already (enabling this was suggested by Lenovo Support)THE ARROW KEYS WORK IN BIOS (??!???!?)An external keyboard works (I have used two different Logitech keyboards and both work)Before I sign in, FN+Space seems to work thus (re)activating my backlight. Once I sign in, it stops working.There's no updates for the keyboard driver.I have already tried to uninstall the driver, restart the laptop, and allow it to reinstall the driver.Disabling ymc did not help.F6 does not re-enable the touchpad.I tried a couple button combinations I've seen around for people disabling/enabling keyboards, but none worked. (Willing to try more though!!!) Any ideas? I thought it may be a hardware problem, but since the arrow keys work in BIOS; I'm not confident that this is the case.

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HI,My Lenobo Yoga 900  Keybord not working. while to entre the password it's working, after the login the keyboard goes useless. (Only flight mood key + brightness keys are working) , Btw I have create another local account and log on, and now for that local account keyboad is working as usual. Pls helpThank youKuma

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My keyboard stopped suddenly working. First the mousepad froze and when I got it working I realized that the keyboard isn't working. When I try to click anywhere it immediately starts typing "zzzzzzz..." and won't stop. I am currently using my laptop in tablet mode. I was able to type a, q and 1 when holding down the letter z, but I updated the bios and now nothing works (I was previously also able to 'disable' the letter z, when holding it down with the buttons next to it). Could it be possible to fix the problem or should I give up and take it to repairs?

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Hi! It seems to be a physical problem in my Yoga 2. If I press in some areas of the space bar, of the buttons or the touchpad, they won't work. In some other areas, it will. Can that be cleaned? Do you think of other solutions? Thanks!

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So I booted my PC after an update the other morning and the keyboard and trackpad weren't working. I tested the brightness keys on my keyboard and they still worked so it couldn't be a hardware issue there, and my mouse still worked so it was just the trackpad that had something wrong with it. The trackpad has a driver error (code 10) but the keyboard says it's working correctly. Here's what I've tried in hopes to resolve the issues so far: -Reinstalling trackpad drivers -Uninstalling both trackpad and keyboard drivers then restarting -System Restore -Chkdsk on both drives -A trick I read on these forums where you flip the device into tent mode, then after a few seconds flip it back round to laptop mode. I am utterly confused as to what's wrong here as nothing has even slightly helped my problem. Any help?

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My keyboard stopped suddenly working. First the mousepad froze and when I got it working I realized that the keyboard isn't working. When I try to click anywhere it immediately starts typing "zzzzzzz..." and won't stop. I am currently using my laptop in tablet mode. I was able to type a, q and 1 when holding down the letter z, but I updated the bios and now nothing works (I was previously also able to 'disable' the letter z, when holding it down with the buttons next to it). Could it be possible to fix the problem or should I give up and take it to repairs?

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Hi, I have a problem with the shift keys in my v130-15ikb new laptop. Since I bought the laptop, the same issue, both shift keys dont work propperly. when i press the left shift, it gives me the [ sign and when i press the right shift gives me the \ sign. I have tried everything, change keyboard layout, from Uk keyboard to US. Ive reinstalled my windows 10 several times. Ive upgraded the bios. uninstalled the keyboard drivers and installed them again. tried to remap the keyboard keys with a keyboard remapper program, but nothing, please, help me.

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Hey everyone, unfortunately the keyboard backlight of my yoga 900 has stopped working and I cannot link the problem to any windows update or something. I have already checked the BIOS and Fn Keys are enabled.  Thanks in advance Kay

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Lenovo Diagnostics Tool - Received error code: W1UPXC8Z4-4TQQM7 Keyboard on laptop (PS/2 keyboard) not working - repeat keys do not work - sometimes they work sometimes they don't - left side of keyboard keys especially - conected USB Logitech keyboard works fine. Model: ThinkPad S1 YogaVendor: LENOVOManufacturer: LENOVOBIOS version: GQET38WW (1.18 )Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHzProcessor manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation Keyboard:UDI: KeyboardResources:Resource type: KeyboardIndex: 1PS/2 keyboard: DetectedResource type: KeyboardIndex: 2USB keyboard: [Logitech - USB Receiver]Resource type: KeyboardIndex: 3USB keyboard: [Logitech - USB Receiver] Please help.

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I bought this Lenovo laptop in January (not even 3 months ago) and for some reason my c, d, e, 3, f2 and f3 key are not working, it started with just the c d and e, but now its all these keys (thus I suspect it might be a hardware issue...) have any of you guys had this problem (and if so how did you solve it?). Who do you guys think I should contact about this...

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Keyboard and trackpad stopped working on Yoga 260 laptop. USB mouse and keyboard work fine. Also keyboard works in BIOS settings. I have replaced keyboard/ trackpad / system board and even hard drive w/fresh Windows 10 image. Same results: keyboard and trackpad don't work. Your help is much appreciated.

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Hi,I have a Yoga S730, itusually works fine, but from time to time, and suddenly, the keyboard stops working. Anybody else having the same issue? Any solution?Thanks!

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Hi.  I have a problem with my yoga 710 in tablet mode. The on screen keyboard just pops up and goes away after a secound.  Some say its a problem with Chrome. But the problems also occurs when i try to log in to windows in tablet mode. The keyboard pops up, and goes away so i cant type my passcode. If i flip the pc out of tablet mode and opens the onscreen keybord by pushing on it on the taskbar it stays open. Someone know how to fix this?  

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

A:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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Greetings All,I have a brand new yoga 710 with windows 10.  I am generally impressed with it, with the exception of the poorly designed keyboard.  Defying 80+ years of standard keyboard formatting, on the 710, the 'Right Shift' key is only half-sized, and it is shared with the 'PgUp' key, conveniently placed to the right of the PgUp key.?  Every single time I am typing on this keyboard (including this post), I am moving the cursor up instead of capitalizing a letter.  I cannot even hit the Right Shift key while keeping my fingers on the home row, my pinky finger will not reach it, it is that far, and I am consistently hitting PgUp instead of Right Shift.  Suffice it to say, it is completely maddening, and I will return this if I cannot find some simple solution.  Given this design flaw, I have looked into remapping/reassigning the PgUp key to become the Right Shift key.  I have read that it is possible to remap other keys, but I have not seen anything for my specific situation.  I would imagine that there are myriad yoga 710 owners who would greatly appreciate this fix.  Thanks for all your help!!!

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How do I change the functions of the shift key? For example, the @ symbol is in the 2 key however shift-2 gives me ".Is there a setting or a program to change this? Thanks

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Hi All,I sent my laptop in for repair because the left shift key was sticking.  7025187370 is my Service Order Number. I received an email from Jason that works for Flex for permission to replace my harddrive. I asked why and got no response, but said yes anyways because I use this laptop for work. Remember all I had was a keyboard issue. I received the laptop back, keyboard was still the same. I spoke with support and asked them what they written in their notes for the diagnostics.He said, "keyboard cable is loose and replaced ssd is faulty (no reason). When I called in and told them that I was not able to run my virtual machines (I upgraded to to Windows 10 Pro to use the Hyper-V feature), they told me it was a software issue. They also said that they replaced the harddrive with the same model as I got it from Best Buy in DEC 2016. I tested my VM's that I backed up on the original HD onto a seperate machine and they work fine. My files weren't corrupted and my Lenovo Yoga 910 was not working properly. I then chatted with their tech support and asked for the original HD model. Guess what, they weren't matching. This is the one in my current machine:http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZVLV512HCJH?ia=831 This is the original one when I originally bought it from Best Buy:http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZVLW512HMJP?ia=831 The one in my laptop right now has a p... Read more

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I recently purchased a Samsung monitor, Model A2514_FPN for my Yoga 2 Pro laptop. I have no problems getting it to work as far as extending my screen goes, however when I do, I lose serious functionality, including my keyboard.  Any help troubleshooting this is greatly appreciated!

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Big problems, so i just recently got a new keyboard, the commander multilight combo,
fresh out o
f the box, and as you can see, when I press
f, or enter
f, it types the letter
f, and spaces it automatically, i've tried everything and i need help. i don't know what possibly could have gone wrong, but it's not working, and on top o
f that, the le
ft shi
ft key is not working like it should be so I now have to use the right shi
ft key to capitalize, someone help please! sorry
for the terrible grammar and such, i cannot help it at the moment until this is
fixed..
 

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I'm using windows 7 ultimate and logitech's cordless desktop ex110. nothing seems to be wrong with the software or operating system. first the ctrl,alt and shift key weren't working and it gave me the message that keyboard's batteries need to be charged. i charged it and plugged it in. now eveything works except for the shift key both left and right. i connected it to the another laptop and it still it wouldn't work. it's really difficult without the shift key and i don't want to change my keyboard please help me out thank you

A:keyboard's shift key not working

If it wont work on another computer then it's definitely the keyboard. Maybe you can pop off the key to clean it out and inspect it.

Cleaning your keyboard - How to clean your computer keyboard

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Hi. The shift key on my keyboard as stopped working and I don't know why. Is it worth me calling out a repair guy or will it just magically start working again? Thanks for your feedback.
 

A:The shift key on my keyboard has stopped working.

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For last few days, the certain keys like T,Y, Shift, Backspace etc..started mulfunctioning. It will work sometimes but it won't work sometimes.This issue persists for few days, but on a day, when i was typing important documentation , my backspace key started mulfunctioning again and tried multiple times by pressing it as it is urgent work to be completed on time.The same key got popped out after multiple tries. My laptop is under warranty until 2019. So i took my laptop for service in an authorized service centre. They said the keypad keys malfunctioing due to the some issue in chip but the same can't replaced under warranty as one of my key was popped out.They said that even if we fix the backspace key which is popped out , other keys wont work as the issue is with keypad chip. My question is why i need to pay for the keypad change as the keypad issue is not only with the popped out key. Actually the key is popped out after the keypad was already got defect. Please help me how to claim a warranty for this case

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my keyboard shift key doesn't work. nor do the alt or ctrl keys. i have gone to the bios and 'restore factory settings'. i believe it is a hardware issue, but im open to suggestions.

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when I use left shift to capitalize only the 'c' key is not working like ZXVBNM. At present I am on windows 10 official anniversary build Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393.BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.80, 6/14/2016.All other keys are working with left shift other than 'c'. But funny fact is it right 'shift+c' is still working. 

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ive got a little problem with my keyboard that i recently bought for my notebook asus pro5ld, i cannot write alternative symbols when i press shift+ for example.. it wont write the bracket, and with shift pressed it wont write capital letters.whole keyboard works perfect just the ctrl,alt,shift combined with other keys dont work, but for example shift+delete works. hope im in topic of this site. thanks
 

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I take it you are writing this on another computer?
 

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My L440 laptop Shift Key auto enabling and keyboard not working properly due to this.

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I don't know if this a problem with my hardware or software of the laptop.

I've had this problem for months now.

It has to do with my SHIFT button. Every time I press it and press on another key, it acts as if it's a different command.

For example,

Shift + 1, which should give an exclamation mark, gives the command of Esc.

Shift + U, gives the command of Undo.

Shift + E gives the command of PageUp.

Shift + i gives the command of F11

Shift + _(underscore) adds a space before the underscore.

...... The list is longer.

It also affects other programs i use, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In those programs, Shift + other keys act as commands such as F7, F8, Ctrl + t.
I don't know what to do, or what the problem is. My laptop is virus-free and has been for a long time.

Please, what can I do about this? How do I even begin to fix this?

thank you.
 

A:Laptop Keyboard: SHIFT button not working correctly.

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I've had my TPY for a little over a year without any issues, but today I lost the ability to use the following keys: Backspace, Windows, Left-Shift, T, Y, Tab, Capslock, [, ]  in addition to some of the function keys. Using the onscreen keybaord or an external usb keyboard works just fine. I am unable to use the tab key at the BIOS screen, so it appears to be a hardware issue. This seems to be a common problem for these keys in particular for various Lenovo models and even some Dells. I have tried reinstalling the keyboard drivers as suggested in other posts, and I have tried reseating the keyboard connection according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxHKvpI8Wvc I bought this unit from the MS store with only a 1 year warranty (which is now up), so I'm not sure what to do. I can try replacing the keyboard but it appears others have had only limited success with replacement. Has anyone else dealt with this problem?













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A:Thinkpad Yoga - Backspace, Windows, Shift, T, Y, Tab, [, ], Capslock keys not working

Update for anyone else who runs into the same problem: I ordered a replacement keyboard off of eBay and used the online hardware replacement manuals to take apart my TPY and switch out the keyboard. Everything is working like normal again!

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On my Thinkpad Yoga S1, the keys t, y, backspace, enter, caplock, and left shift are suddenly not working. This seems to be a common problem on lenovo computers, but the lenovo forum administrator closed the only thread that attempted to address this without any solution. The lenovo admin said that too many diferent models were involved. I don't understand why these exact specific keys are affected on so many Lenovo models. Lenovo has no solution, and will not support a thread to work towards one. The Microsoft store already replaced my keyboard under warrenty over a year ago, but the YTP S1 is now out of warrenty. This does not seem to be a hardware problem given the relatively recent Keyboard replacement. Does anyone have any suggestions? I wont buy another Lenovo if this problem cant be solved. I've had tremndous problems with this computer and have found Lenovo to be unhelpful/unresponsive. This was an expensive computer when it was purchased.

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Hi, My keyboard wouldn't let me type Backspace, Windows, Shift, T, Y, Tab, [, ], Capslock keys. What should I do?I have tried to unistall the keyboard driver and all other things mentioned on the internet. But no success. Do I have to buy a new keyboard? If yes, how much will it cost? Should I go to ofifcial Lenovo solution center or any other shop? As I don't have the laptop under any kind of warranty. Please help me out. Thanks,Jay

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Hi, My keyboard wouldn't let me type Backspace, Windows, Shift, T, Y, Tab, [, ], Capslock keys. What should I do?I have tried to unistall the keyboard driver and all other things mentioned on the internet. But no success. Do I have to buy a new keyboard? If yes, how much will it cost? Should I go to ofifcial Lenovo solution center or any other shop? As I don't have the laptop under any kind of warranty. Please help me out. Thanks,Jay

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Hello, I am hoping someone could help me with this issue. I am not sure if I am posting in the right section of the forum so forgive me if i am not. I am using a compaq laptop with windows 7 for an OS. The G, H, 8, and backspace keys decided to stop working. For some reason the only way to get any of those buttons to work is if you put on CAPS lock and hold shift. Then you can use those keys. Im not sure if any other keys have been affected as of yet. Ive tried to google for a solution, which normally helps me fix any computer issues I come accross. So far I can only find the reccomendation to hold the function button and press numlock, and its supposed to remove the, "sticky keys." I am not quite sure what exactly the sticky keys are but I didnt think it was the problem here, and the laptop doesnt seem to have a function button anyways. I have seen the option to turn on sticky keys when holding shift on other computers or tapping shift 8 times, I dont know if it was turned on or if sticky keys cause certain keys to not work unless you hold shift while CAPS lock is on, but if this sounds like something you can help with please advise me of any suggestions. I appreciate any time you take to help or even if youve read this far. Thank you
 

A:Certain keyboard keys not working unless you press caps lock and hold shift?

First thing you do is get a canned air and clean out the keyboard... slowly, carefully, then do it again with the laptop upside down. That rules out the most common cause... dirt, dust, and debris.
 

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Hi peoples, need help...yesterday i playing cs go and stop working 3 keys - Tab / Caps lock and Shift... who know the cause..Reads forums and etc..i tried a lot options..now lasts: tried upgrade bios, but writing what i have newest and not can upgrade or something...read somewhere: need discharge laptopt, and helped anothers ppl...now i trying this.. have ideas?

A:Lenovo Y700 3buttons stoped working. Tab / Caps lock and Shift..

Last idea dont worked..and where is caps lock light indicator - do not light the lamp

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Hi peoples, need help...yesterday i playing cs go and stop working 3 keys - Tab / Caps lock and Shift... who know the cause..Reads forums and etc..i tried a lot options..now lasts: tried upgrade bios, but writing what i have newest and not can upgrade or something...read somewhere: need discharge laptopt, and helped anothers ppl...now i trying this.. have ideas?

A:Lenovo Y700 3buttons stoped working. Tab / Caps lock and Shift..

Last idea dont worked..and where is caps lock light indicator - do not light the lamp

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hey there, I found a similar topic but unfortunately, there was not a final response that solved my problem. I own a Yoga 13 Ideapad without the backlight function, unfortunately. Recently I watched a video of a keyboard replacement and I would like to do that with mine in order to replace it with a backlight keyboard. The problem is that I am not sure if my model features the needed connections. The model number is: 219159342273 if that helps.  I found backlight keyboards described as "original" Lenovo parts for about 30?. Is that realistic or fake?Thank you for your help!!!

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