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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 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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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 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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When I ordered my notebook I didn't select the backlit keyboard. I would like to upgrade to a backlit keyboard. Is it possible even thogh it wasn't preinstalled?

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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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Hello, My Product is HP Pavilion 15-p207TX NB PC. I want to know that is it possible to change by keyboard from normal to backlit keyboard..???. If yes what is the cost . And One more thing my laptop is in warranty if I change my keyboard will it effect ..?? Thank you 

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Hello, I bought the Thinkpad P50 about a month ago and I got all that I needed on it, except I forgot to check the box to get it with the backlit keyboard. I have already bought the backlit keyboard from an online store (part #: 00PA288), but I just want to make sure that there is no issue with me installing it on my Thinkpad P50. That is, the hardware/software is fully compatible with the backlit keyboard even if it did not originally come with it? Thanks,Tony.

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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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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. 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 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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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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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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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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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 
I have recently purchased Inspiron 14" 5459 in India. This comes with a non-backlit keyboard.
Is there a way to get it upgraded to Backlit Keyboard? If yes, can this be done via Dell Support or I'll have to procure the OEM part on my own and replace?

Cheers,
Rahul

A:Inspiron 5459 Keyboard upgrade to Backlit Keyboard

Hey,
Have the same laptop and the same question in mind. Let me know if u find a solution to it.
Thanks mate!

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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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My laptop got wet (water).. At first only one key was not working.
It got worse when i tryed to fix it I put it under a fan and it made most keys not respond
some keys were working but i decided to change the keyboard.
( i didnt power it off and just used a usb keyboard)

I have replaced the keyboard from ebay
My question is about the back lit strip.
My old keyboard; had a ribben cable coming out to LED light node and additional black plastic wraping on the backside of keyboard.
I broke the ribben from the old keyboard ( no not the regular ribben cable )
I reconnected the new keyboard which; did not have led lights or black plastic
I go into keyboard on control pannel and it says my keyboard is connected (1 to usb & 2 to the computers port Standard P/S2 keyboard& is working fine
.( it isnt working at all)
Does my laptop need to have the led circuit connected?
is it a loop to the keyboard ribben ( which i have connected)

I have talked to someone who believes this is for led(s) and all that is uncommon on non-backlit keyboards and should not be necessary for the keyboard to work and we believe its only lighting.
keyboard to turn on but I am missing a ribben connection to this extra strip of LED lights and what else ?

Should i order a plastic led light strip and stick it to my new keyboard to match the original
Do i need to complete the circuit where the led ribben was connected as it is a loop or safety feature or to complete the circuit
is there any chance i bl... Read more

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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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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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I am looking at buying the 15-bn070wm laptop that walmart carries with the realtree design. The laptop does not come with a backlit keyboard and I was curious if there is a way that I could purchase a ugraded backlit keyboard and install it I know some models have the backlight connector under the keyboard but they just do not come with them installed? If so what model keyboard should I purchase and would the laptop follow the HP pavilion 15 series disassembly steps?

A:X0S19UA-Change keyboard to backlit keyboard

Hi, It is much better and cheaper to buy this option now because backlit keyboard alone won't work, you need a motherboard which have ports for you to connect those lights. Buy this option now may cost you say $50, replace it later may cost you ten times or more and in many cases not-workable. Regards.

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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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Backlit Keyboard I saw this and wondered if the g50-70's motherboard supports a backlit keyboard. Feedback and pictures that it works are greatly appreciated.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I dont have a backlit keyboard on my laptop but I was wondering if it was possible put one in?

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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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I just received my probook 430 g4 Notebook PC (Energy star) and it supposed to have a backlit keyboard.I've pressed F5 and that dims the screen.I've looked up the icon for the backlit keyboard and I cannot find that icon on my keyboard.  Does this mean my laptop does not have a backlit keyboard as is advertised?

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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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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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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Sir, recently  i brought a new laptop 14-ac135tx now i wanted to change my standard keyboard with baclit keyboard can i do that 

A:backlit keyboard

No, sorry none of the keyboards offered in that model series is backlit which means the motherboard has no place to connect a wire to light a backlight and none of the keyboards has the backlight cable/wire in any event. There are quite a few ingenious aftermarket products that will provide a light on the keyboard for night work. 

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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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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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Hey, recently purchased the HP Pavilion 17 g131na model and have found it has no backlit keyboard.. was just wondering if this is easily upgradeable? and if so how do i go about it without breaking my warrenty?... cheers

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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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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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Can I Replace a Keyboard(Non-Backlit) with Backlit Keyboard in my HP Pavilion 15-ab035tx?

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