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T520 replacing non-backlit keyboard with backlit one

Q: T520 replacing non-backlit keyboard with backlit one

hello,
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 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
www.parts-people.com/index.php
The service manual details the replacement process for the palmrest assembly -- but not just the keyboard, which isn't designed to be replaced separately.
www.dell.com/.../Removing-the-memory-modules

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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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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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A:Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard ...

Hi,          Backlit Keyboard is available for only for selected models, you can check this info in Page # 2 in Chapter 1 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05147552 Also I did check if a keyboard is available with backlit for your model HP Pavilion x360 13-u026tu but couldn't find one for this product. And its lists the keyboard without Backlit only.

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A:Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard ...

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A:replace non backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard

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A:Non backlit to backlit keyboard

@orion13? Sorry to say but no. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04763947 REO

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A:Backlit Keyboard

How much are you looking to spend? Do you want a Mechanical keyboard, or a membrane keyboard?

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A:New HP Backlit Keyboard

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A:Backlit keyboard

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A:Backlit keyboard E5

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A:Backlit Keyboard

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A:250 G5 keyboard backlit

 Please try to see if you can find this icon in your keyboard.  Normally its the F3 or F5 key. Press that key with the FN keyboard together will let you turn on or off the backlit. If you don't see that icon on your keyboard, that means your laptop do not have this keyboard backlit function.    TTHP Employee





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A:Backlit Keyboard

Hi, Function keys on your machine are:ESC: system informationF1 - SleepF2 - BlankF3 - Backlight Toggle (for backlit keyboard) or BlankF4 - Display SwitchingF5 - Brightness DownF6 - Brightness UpF7 - BlankF8 - Volume DownF9 - Volume UpF10 - Mic MuteF11 - BlankF12 ? NumLock (430/440); Blank (450/470) But your laptop may NOT have a backlit keyboard because this is an option: Backlit keyboard available as an option (select models only). Regards.   

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A:add backlit keyboard

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Yesterday I received the HP Pavilion 15-au013nl  bought online from HP site four days ago. In the description it was written that this product have a backlit keyboard, But it is not true,,,,the keyboard is not backlit !  













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A:Backlit keyboard

Hi, Have you tried to hit f5 ? It DOES have Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad      http://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c05193646 Otherwise please contact that online store to have a swap. Regards.     

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A:Backlit keyboard

Hi, Double post. Please use:    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Backlit-keyboard/m-p/5876618 Regards.

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A:Backlit Keyboard???

@K4denn Yes, it does have backlit keyboard:       Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad Its specs:      http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04756541 Please try to hit f5 to turn on/off. Regards.

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