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Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

Q: Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

Hi guys! I just bought an Ideapad Z400. My problem is that when I hit Fn+Spacebar, the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I downgraded it to Win7 64-bit rightaway and I haven't checked the keyboard backlighting in Win8. I checked the tech spec and it says Z400 has backlit accutype keyboard. Please help. Karl

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A: Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

i have same problem with you. I bought Ideapad Z400 because im interested with backlit keyboard but i didnt get that backlit fitur. I try to search on youtube and I find quote that backlit keyboard is optional. SO BAD..

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Hi All,I have a Z400 touch. The keys "8", "I", "K", and "< ," are not working, even in safe mode. I strongly suspect it is due to dust, and I should clean under the keys. My question is; is it okay to pry those keys off the board directly with a screwdriver? Or would it get damaged? EDIT: I bought this machine in 2014, used it as my primary computer until around March 2017, after which I've been using a different laptop. I'm trying to rejuvenate my old laptop at the moment, so it could be used by someone else. Thanks.

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Hi All,I have a Z400 touch. The keys "8", "I", "K", and "< ," are not working, even in safe mode. I strongly suspect it is due to dust, and I should clean under the keys. My question is; is it okay to pry those keys off the board directly with a screwdriver? Or would it get damaged? EDIT: I bought this machine in 2014, used it as my primary computer until around March 2017, after which I've been using a different laptop. I'm trying to rejuvenate my old laptop at the moment, so it could be used by someone else. Thanks.

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Hello everyone, my touch screen on my lenovo ideapad z400 touch is not working anymore.  The only weird thing I remember is some ghost touchpoint on my screen. I've been looking for the answer to this issue, but it seems that Lenovo does not address this problem.  If someone has found the solution to this problem and wants to share it with me, I will be forever grateful.  

A:IdeaPad z400 Touch - Touch screen not working

I facing the same situation right now. any solution please. left side of monitor is being "touched"?

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I need a new, ou used, motherboard for replaced the old with short circuit.Wher can I buy? Thanks. Wagner

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I have a BIOS problem, my girlfriend's uncle has put a password and he eventually forgot the password, so I can not format the same! There is no BIOS update that I can use to fix this problem, can anyone help me with this? THX

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I have a BIOS problem, my girlfriend's uncle has put a password and he eventually forgot the password, so I can not format the same! There is no BIOS update that I can use to fix this problem, can anyone help me with this? THX

A:How to reset BIOS Lenovo Z400 Ideapad Touch

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
There is no master password, back door or CMOS clearing procedure that will remove your forgotten password.  This is due to the ease in which laptops are stolen.   To resolve the issue you have basically two options.  The first is for the Uncle to try and remember the password he used.  Please keep in mind that passwords are case sensitive and he may have use upper and lower case characters.  The second option is to replace the motherboard.

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Hi, I have a Z400 Touch laptop Ideapad - Type 6881. I downloaded Windows 10 a little while ago and put all my stuff on a USB drive before changing. After I did that, I had to reset my entire computer because my husband put a virus on it. I changed it back to factory settings and then updated it to Windows 10 again. When trying to put my stuff from my USB back onto my computer, the USB says that it is unallocated. Is there anyway I can get those files back or are they lost forever? If you could please let me know because I don't want to lose everything I have on it.

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Hi, I have a Z400 Touch laptop Ideapad - Type 6881. I downloaded Windows 10 a little while ago and put all my stuff on a USB drive before changing. After I did that, I had to reset my entire computer because my husband put a virus on it. I changed it back to factory settings and then updated it to Windows 10 again. When trying to put my stuff from my USB back onto my computer, the USB says that it is unallocated. Is there anyway I can get those files back or are they lost forever? If you could please let me know because I don't want to lose everything I have on it.
 
Mod's Edit: Image removed as it showed the serial number of the model.  If you wish to repost the image please edit out the serial number.  This is for the owner's protection. 
 
 

A:Z400 Touch Ideapad - Type 6881 (unallocated USB)

Hi lleclair46,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the forum!
 
When you inset the USB drive and go to 'Computer', is it showing less space than what there is actually on the drive? You can recover the unallocated space, but this may wipe whatever was on the USB drive. 
 
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Hello Lenovo Community!I own an Ideappad Z400 Touch and I had issues with trying to charge it. Obviously I turned to the forums here and I found a possible solution here. When I tried to perform a battery firmware update, it went smoothly and then suddenly turned off and had a fast flashing orange light. Obviously I knew my battery and/or charger let me down in the middle of the process. I'm kind of scared because I don't know what to do nor have the money to afford a new laptop. What most likely happened to the battery is that it got "electronically disconnected" and technically only relies on the AC adapter which now I have found out is pretty screwed up and stops charging once Windows actually boots up. Is there any way to fix this? Please help! Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

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Hello guys,So I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 touch that recently fell from a table and the laptop itself looks physically OK and has no dents or cracks at all, even the glass touchscreen is ok but the top part of the LCD inside appears to be cracked as there are lines and black cracks on my screen. I recently took the laptop to a Lenovo service center and they told me that they had to change both the LCD and the touch screen module (or digitizer as i have heard) as they come in a package, this costs around $300 and is not worth it since my laptop would cost around the same if sold secondhand. My question is whether there is a way to change just the LCD without changing the touch screen module as it works perfectly fine. After taking my laptop to a technician outside of Lenovo, he claims that seperating the touchscreen module from the LCD would almost always result in the touch screen cracking so it would be unusable, is this true or is it possible to keep the old touch screen module and change just the LCD? Thanks in advance

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

A:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch backlit problem

Hi utkutrk , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try testing individual key specially FN and spacebar if it is working.
 
Turn off the machine and disconnect the ac charger and battery if you have the tools.
Press down the power button for 12 seconds to drain flea power.
Place back the battery and connect the ac charger.
Restart to check if backit keyboard works ( test further with FN + spacebar pressing 2-4 times).
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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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 there any possibility or any other replacement for changing the keyboard

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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!
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Hi all, I accidentally dropped my x1 carbon 3rd generation on the floor and since then the screen stopped working. I connected it to an external monitor, it boots fine and everything runs normally. However, I can only see the backlight working on the laptop screen. Would replacing the LED panel solve this issue or could the issue be somewhere else? Thanks for any insight! Meson

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For some reason, I cannot get the backlit keyboard to work on my new X1 Carbon Touch.  It lights up upon powering up and then will not turn on no matter how many times I hit the space bar.  I don't see an option to enable/disable anywhere either.  Am I missing a driver?  Thanks in advance.










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A:X1 Carbon Touch Backlit keyboard not working

Hi, architect7
 
Be sure to hold the Fn key while pressing the Spacebar to turn on the backlit keyboard. If you have already tried this to no avail, then I would recommend checking some BIOS settings. To enter BIOS, reboot the machine. When it is powering back up and you see the Lenovo splash screen, tap the Enter key repeatedly. A menu should appear. When it does, press F1 to enter BIOS. Once here, navigate to Config ? Keyboard/Mouse and check the settings of Fn and Ctrl Key swap and Fn Key Lock. For purposes of this test, make sure they are both set to Disabled. Once done, press F10 to save and exit. The machine should now boot normally. Log in to Windows and try to activate the backlight again and see if that works.
 
Best of luck,
Adam



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just want to know if my motherboard has the backlit connector... and if not, if there is some way to light up the keyboard in any way (soldering to some voltage so it stays always lighted up?) (contacted the service in my country and they didn't know... they said there is not yet available... don't know with 'yet' as if the connector will grow by itself in the motherboard) seriouslly thinking buying http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Touch-15ISK-Y700-15ACZ-Laptop-UK-Black-Backlit-Keyboa... ans open the laptop and change the keyboard... with th risk to lose the warranty anyone? thanks,Dan

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I have an ideapad 100-15IBD, with a non-backlit keyboard, and I find it difficult to see when in low light. I have found backlit keyboards for this model, but my question is, are they compatible? I also currently have a UK keyboard, and the backlit ones I found are all US models, would that be a compatibilty problem? I havent been able to find the answer to these questions anywhere on the internet, so im hoping someout out there knows the answer.

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Hello I got this new laptop a month ago, so it said that is has a backlit keyboard, I Tried using Fn + space but it won't work. 

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After updating to windows 10 I noticed that the keyboard backlit didn't turn on no matter if I was pressing FN+Space bar. After several months of trying to solve this problem I came in contact with Microsoft tech support and I was told that my system doesn't seem to be compatibe with Windows 10 and I should downgrade back to Windows 8 in order to solve this problem. After doing that and installing many updates and drivers it still doesn't work. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can help.

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Hello. I have lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR and I want to replace my ordinary keyboard by backlight keyboard. So could you tell me if is it possible? Is my laptop compatible with backlit keyboard?

A:Lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR backlit keyboard?

Hi tachilla, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Checking the general specification for IdeaPad 300 (15'') Platform Speci?cations here, backlit keyboard features is not available to similar model types 80Q7 as the motherboard does not offer power connection for the keyboard backlit as shown from the hardware manual FRU keyboard list pages 78-81.
 
No power connection portSample keyboard with backlit cable
 
You can follow the keyboard guide here on page 40-41 of the hardware manual to physical check on your motherboard model as it may not likely be compatible with a backlighted keyboard making it not possible to upgrade.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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New US Y700 with latest bios - scrubbed Windoze because of the buggy, freezing NVidea driver and loaded Ubuntu 17.04 I would like to find the hardware address of the backlit keyboard so I can turn it on/off via a script. Also, if the keyboard is of a particular subtype, would love to know that too! While were on the subject - the hardware address of the subwoofer in alsa would be helpful too. Unix works well - had to tune some othe systemd time outs to get the machine to shutdown within a reasonable time - that was it so far.

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I have tried everything. I never had a problem before. I have had Windows 10 for a while and never had an issue before. Then it was working sporadicaly and now not at all. The Number Lock light works. Yes I have tried Fn Spacebar. Help it makes working on this laptap very difficult. Thank You!

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I formated the harddrive on my ideapad 100s and have reinstalled windows home 10 32bit but cant find the driver for the keyboard and touchpad, Its driving me nuts and I have been using a usb keyboard which works Please someone point me in the direction of the drivers  TIA  I should add keyboard works fine in bios just not when in windows

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I have tried everything. I never had a problem before. I have had Windows 10 for a while and never had an issue before. Then it was working sporadicaly and now not at all. The Number Lock light works. Yes I have tried Fn Spacebar. Help it makes working on this laptap very difficult. Thank You!

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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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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 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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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 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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Greeting all... This afternoon one of the folks in my IT department did me a favor and installed a new battery in my IdeaPad P500 Touch.  Everything seems to be working well with sole exception that my backlit keyboard is no longer backlit, nor does it respond when I use Funtion+Spacebar. Is there another way to toggle turn the keyboard light on and off other than Function+Spacebar?  Does anyone know how I can fix it? Thanks!

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

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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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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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