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Can I replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit one?

Q: Can I replace my non backlit keyboard with a backlit one?

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

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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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Hello everyone, I can do this upgrade?  Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard in my HP EliteBook 850 G2?thanks

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

If your computer is a "desktop" computer, it should be a "no-brainer".The USB port on your computer would supply power to the keyboard to run the back-lights. But, since you have a notebook, you'll have to find a keyboard that physically matches the size of your current keyboard, and then hope that the notebook's motherboard will supply electrical power to the back-lights.This sounds like a tough task!  From:  http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04472797.pdf >>  Full-sized spill-resistant keyboard; optional back-lit keyboard keeps you productive in low-light settings lists that such an option is available, or maybe, was available when this model was first manufactured. From: http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04551620-2.pdf Keyboard with backlight and pointing sick for use only on HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook PC and HP EliteBook 750 G2 Notebook PC computer models (includes backlight, keyboard, and pointing stick cables):       For use in Canada776475-DB1   

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Hi HP, I had a HP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab11 but the keyboard is non backlit.  would like to know is there any chance that this keyboard can be replaced with a backlited one?  regardsCG 

A:replace non backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard

Hi, Backlit keyboard alone won't light up, you need new motherboard (if available) which has connectors for keyboard lights. This is an expensive upgrade. Cheap option                   https://www.amazon.com/Sinywon-Flexible-Laptop-Keyboard-Portable/dp/B0191S9I4K Regards.  

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Hello, I was wondering if I could upgrade my non-backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard for the HP ELitebook 745 G3. I was researching and found out that there ARE some HP laptop models that are backlit upgradable. I wanted to know if mine was one of it.

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Hello All... My name Suraj and I own a HP Pavilion 15-p077TX Laptop couple of years ago. And i wants to know that, I am having Non-Backlit Keyboard and is it replacable with Backlit Keyboard. Is it possible to make this upgradation. PLEASE CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM THAT MY HP Pavilion 15-p077TX Laptop IS COMPATIBLE FOR THIS UP-GRADATION, IF COMPATIBLE, DOES ALL THE KEY STROKES WORKS FINE AS THE PREVIOUS ONE.??? Hope I hear a good news about it from the great experts here..^_*-Thanks In Advance..Regards..Suraj Maheshwaran

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

Hello Suraj, Please provide the Exact Product number of your PC.  Click the below link for a guide on locating this information:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion x360 Convertible X0T24PA#ABG

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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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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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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I have watched videos about replacing keyboards and installing backlit ones in place of the standard, and was wondering if it were possible to install one that is backlit on my Pavilion 15 ab212cy. My old laptop bit the dust and I received this new one as a gift and it has everything I need, but I do wish the keys were backlit as I do a lot of my school work in dim lighting to avoid disturbing my roomate, as well as online streaming and gaming at night. Thanks in advace! I really hope I can get one installed.

A:Can I replace my standard keyboard with a backlit one?

@kristin01 That would be the top cover with backlit keyboard. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04775872 Start on page 18. REO

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Hi Purchase this Laptop year back and it's out of warrant now. When buying I wasn't able to buy Backlit keyboard bcoz it was expensive, but I know this model has keyboard with Backlit function. Now during school, I need to study at night & It's giving my hard time.So Is there anyway I can upgrade this Notebook with Backlit keyboard. My current keyboard P/N is  773713-001. Please Help!!!!!  I just need P/N for Keyboard with Backlit.

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Hi, I have T430S (Model 2356-CL9 Ser/PK-0W2E3) without backlit keyboard and think'ing to install for backlit like on ebay :eg.KEYBOARD IBM BACKLIT T530 T430 T430s X230 X130e W530 04X1353 0C02034 V130020CS3 Do you think it will work, probably we need some extra plug for this ?My laptop has stock ThinkLight on top of LCD  (fn+Space works ON/OFF for it well).Appreicate you help if you can know details. Or maybe I can get two lights ? :-) TxMario

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Hi, I have T430S (Model 2356-CL9 Ser/xxxxx) without backlit keyboard and think'ing to install for backlit like on ebay :
eg.
KEYBOARD IBM BACKLIT T530 T430 T430s X230 X130e W530 04X1353 0C02034 V130020CS3
 
Do you think it will work, probably we need some extra plug for this ?
My laptop has stock ThinkLight on top of LCD  (fn+Space works ON/OFF for it well).
Appreicate you help if you can know details.
 
Or maybe I can get two lights ? :-)
 
Tx
Mario
 
 
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A:T430S Can I replace keyboard for backlit one ?

No extra plug.  You just swap the keyboard

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hi All I bought this laptop a week ago http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/product.aspx?sel=NTB&id=Z5D55EA&opt=ABU and now looking to replace the non-backlit keyboard that came with it, to a backlit keyboard from a related but different pavilion notebook ( http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=X8M57EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB) edit : i found this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-PAVILION-15-AB-15-AB010TX-15-AB297TX-UK-KEYBOARD-BACKLIT-9Z-NC8BQ-60U-N...   Would it be possible?  I have been going through the forums, couldnt find any info on the laptops but saw some related threads on other models... any help would be greatly appreciated.. thanks a lot DhruvRS

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My HP Pavilion G6 has a regular keyboard, I was wondering if I could upgrade to a backlit keyboard. If yes, a manual would be great! Thanks!

A:Can I replace the normal (non-backlit) keyboard with a backl...

I don't believe so. A backlit kbd requires a  motherboard with a plug in for it. Your Service Manual does not mention a backlit as an option.http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03593041

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I have a backlit keyboard and would like to replace it with a standard keyboard.  Is this possible without causing problems?  If so, is there just one choice of standard-type keyboard, or are there multiple choices?  What is/are the part number(s)?

A:Replace backlit with standard keyboard in HDX6t-1200 CTO

   You can simply remove the keyboard and disconnect the backlight ribbon cable and reinstall if you want to disable the backlight. Or just never turn it on? What is it about the backlit keyboard that you do not like?

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Hello All, is it possible to replace my ideapad 310 15IKB 80 TV non backlit keyboard with a backlit one ?   

A:Lenovo Ideapad 310 replace keyboard with backlit keyboard ?

Hi Rohan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Sadly the backlit keyboard doesn't comes with IdeaPad 310 series.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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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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Hi! 
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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Hi,I am using hp pavillion 15 (core i7). Can I install backlit keyboard on my laptop?

A:Replace standard keyboard with a backlit keyboard

@FahimAhmed To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Hi, I have HP Pavilion 15 n012tx. I am from India & I want to change my non-backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard. Does HP officially provide backlit keyboards for my Laptop? (The white LED one is preferred)

A:Replace Stock keyboard with Backlit Keyboard

Hi talatshaikh29, Officially HP does not provide backlit keyboards for your Laptop http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04439615.pdf

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My HP Notebook 15-ay137cl  has a standard keyboard....is it possible to replace it with a backlit keyboard?

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Hey,
 
I wanted to do the same as well. Get rid of the normal keyboard and upgrade with a backlit one. I am ready to buy it off market or online as well as my warranty is void. Help will be appreciated, Ignorance will make me sad.
 
 
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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Is it possible to upgrade my HP 15-f162dx to a backlit kb?











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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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Hi guys,My E5 573G didn't come with backlit keyboard, so I was wondering can I install V3 574G keyboard in it, that has backlight? Those two are same keyboard units, so it's basic function will be preserved.Does Acer makes E5 573Gs with backlit keyboards at all?Cheers!

A:Backlit keyboard E5

Anyone guys?

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I'm looking around for backlit keyboards, but I don't want anything too expensive. It would also be nice to have multimedia keys if possible. Also, if there's any good mice as well. I'd just like to look around because I'm thinking about changing mine. I don't have too much to spend so good deals would be nice.

A:Backlit Keyboard

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

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How do I turn on the backlit keyboard? I am colorblind and I can not see my keyboard keys at night. It's kind of frustrating.

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Hello
 
I have an HP Pavilion x360
 
Serial Number      : [Personal Information Removed]
Product number  : L8V82AV
 
I am looking for a Backlit Keybaord (Keyboard which has light in its bottons) not the standard one.
 
Please check and advise.
 

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Hi, I'd like to know if I can install a backlit keyboard on my HP250 Laptop? Thanks

A:Backlit Keyboard

Hi, No backlit keyboard option for the whole series:      http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2013/SpringSMBNews/HP250notebook_datasheet.pdf Therefore you can't because you need a different motherboard (if available) which has all connectors for lights of the keyboard. Regards.

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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 !  

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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Hi guys! Do you know if it's compatible any backlit keyboard with my laptop?   

A:Backlit keyboard HP 250 G4

Hi, No option on the list:      http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04570053.pdf that means no compatible backlit keyboard because the system/mother board does not have connectors for those lights. Regards.

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Dear Forum. I found a keyboard for the 6360b on ebay which the seller claims it is backlit.Did the 6360b come with backlit keyboards, and if yes, how do I know it by looking at connectors and etc? Best regards.Hvar89

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On the HP Website for my model of computer, it says that my laptop has a backlit keyboard. I want to know if this is true and if so, how do I turn on the backlit keyboard.

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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look for to buy a backlit keyboard installed on my laptop 

A:add backlit keyboard

Hi, The whole series has no option for a backlit keyboard (last manual of the link):      http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/6936226/model/7242101/manuals Therefore you have to buy a different motherboard (if available) which has connectors for all those lights. If available, this could be a very expensive upgrade. Regards,

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad P500 and the lights on my keyboard went out except for the num lock and cap lock. I have tried the fn key and the spacebar. 

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My aspire e5- 575g has a backlit keyboard, but it doesn't turn on, even when i press fn+f9, please help

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After I have installed windows 10 Pro, my backlit keyboard stopped working I

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Hello. What about keyboard backlit on this machine? I cannot find any key or setting for backliting keys on keyboard. Even Power button is not lighting and when display power off I even don't know if notebook is ON or in some sleep mode/hybernation. Whats wrong? New purchased NTB with Win10 Home 64bit preinstalled. Nothing on keyboard system settings. Nothing anywhere. Thank you, Martin

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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I have a Dell Inspiron 15 Series 5000 laptop. All of a sudden the backlit keboard's light will not shut off automatically. I have it set to shut off after 5 seconds. What needs to be done to correct this problem. Thank you, Jim Hillcoat 

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Is there anything specific that needs to be done to turn on the backlit keyboard? I received my new HDX but the backlit keyboard is not turning.  HP Support has no idea how to support this since its so new..  Interesting eh? Thanks!

A:New HP Backlit Keyboard

You hold the Function [Fn] key and tap the Spacebar once...that enables/disables it.  You can easily tell if it's a backlit keyboard because the spacebar will have a keyboard icon on the left hand side.

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