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Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard

Q: Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard

So yeah the new TechSpot laptop buying guide is superb thanks to it I found the Sager laptops which personally I love I hate the weird need (gaming) keyboard laptop, Buying backlit new looking ASUS or Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard Alienware laptops I want a nice chice looking laptop that would still look right in a professional envoirenment yet is a beast under the hood So I will probably go for the Sager NP with a Intel Core i - QM Processor GTX and Gb of DDR Mhz My Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard only problem with them is the lack of backlit keyboard and that s a big deal to me I am a computer tech I have replaced backlights in LCD s plenty of times so I know more or less the theory behind installing my own backlight and here s what I was thinking Part s Needed quot x quot EL Backlight Power Inverter for EL Strips SATA Power Extension Cable How to do it Hopefully the keyboard will by such as the one in the ASUS Eee as in this article Install Light Pad and then place power inverter in empty HD bay and connect the Power Inverter to the SATA power connector which I know supplies vdc Would that work Atleast theoretically nbsp

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A: Buying new (gaming) laptop, need backlit keyboard

A 3 by 5 backlight would only cover about half of your keyboard, so if you go this route you might want to get two of them. Also there is a chance that the EL backlight will not fit behind the keyboard. If you are set on getting the laptop, I would do that before you buy all these parts for the backlight.

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For around $500ish?
I found an AUS at Bestbuy, its at 649.99.
Asus - Laptop / IntelŪ PentiumŪ Processor / 15.6" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive
I liked my old laptop, Inspiron 9300, but I always used it late at night and always wished I had a backlit keyboard.
My main computer has a Core i7950, 6GB Ram, 1TB HDD, yada yada yada, so I don't need much for a laptop. Something to carry around, mess with while I'm on the couch, etc. Would like a decent sized screen...my Dell was 17" I beleive, wouldn't want anything tiny.
Thanks and Happy Holidays.
 

A:Decent Laptop w/ backlit keyboard?

Wireless N
Bluetooth
Webcam
also would be nice, the more I look around, I more I think I'll be spending...
 

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Hi, No, it does not have backlit keyboard:    http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c04850173 It only has normal  Full-size island-style keyboard keyboard. And you can't upgrade. Regards.

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Any idea whats the problem? 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19995390
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A:Backlit Keyboard Main Stream Laptop

Wasn't BootCamp updated for Windows 8?

For some reason, Alienware's laptops are what comes to mind with backlit keyboards.
Alienware Laptops

The 14 laptop starts at 1,000 and similar or better specs. But they aren't ultrabooks obviously.

I also think I've seen some HP ultrabooks, maybe with touch, that has backlit keyboards and relatively similar specs.

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A:Backlit keyboard drivers won't work for laptop

You mean that you can't install the drivers for your keyboard, i just have the same issue with my HP 2000, it turned out that the driver file that i have is out of date, and the program named DriverIdentifier has helped me, you can try it (http://www.driveridentifier.com) , when you register, remember to select to use as personal so that they will give you free access.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/backlit-keyboard-drivers-wont-work-for-laptop.1129564/
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Dell generally charges repairs for other than mainboard or screen replacement at a flat rate that probably exceeds what a local shop will charge, but you will find the Spare Parts line and out of warranty support here:
<<www.dell.com/learn/uk/en/ukbsdt1/services/special-warranty-services>>
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@orion13? Sorry to say but no. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04763947 REO

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Hey,
Have the same laptop and the same question in mind. Let me know if u find a solution to it.
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A:Backlit keyboard

 Hi @gruhls, Welcome to the HP Forums! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and wanted to reach out to you. With downgrading your HP ENVY 15-j007cl Notebook you might need to change the BIOS. I recommend to restore the BIOS defaults.You could restore the BIOS with this document selecting the reloading the BIOS default settings. That way it will look at the Hardware installed on the Notebook. You could try the Download here, under the Software-Security, as it is for Windows 7 and should work fine. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution, this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks!    Thanks.

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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:P500 Backlit Keyboard

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A:how to set backlit keyboard always on (bright) wh...

Hi chazz101s , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
If you are planning on Booting with numlock turned on , this discussion can offer you options:
Press Win + R and type in RegeditNavigate to HKEY_USERS\Default\Control Panel\KeyboardRight click on the "InitialKeyboardIndicators", select Modify and changeValue data to 2. 
 
With the backlit keyboard control to ON bright , this may not be possible as per this discussion:
I don't think it is as simple as editing a value. The toggle of backlight/thinklight seems to be in the very low-level keyboard routines, that are almost certainly in the BIOS code itself. That would mean that the current state is either not saved anywhere, or saved in the CMOS.
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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A:T460s - How do I know if my keyboard is backlit?

Does your space bar have a small white cartoon of a lamp on its left edge? That would indicate an illuminated keyboard. If not it probably is not.

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A:Backlit Keyboard Compatable?

@joede44? What type of keyboard are you using???  " US, UK, French etc." I just need that info to give you the correct part number for the keyboard. REO

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A:Z50-70 backlit keyboard not working

Make sure all drivers are installed and up to date, also check bios settings just to double check everything is ok in there.




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A:X250 without Backlit keyboard?

Hi and welcome, GunnderIf you purchased laptop in the Lenovo Canada on-line store or similar, backlight keyboard should be an only one option for x250. I don't see another options, in any case.Models with fixed configuration (i.e.not CTO) might have different type of keyboards, depending on the laptop model.

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Hi guys,
 
Sorry to capture the thread a bit but since this one has been active recently:
 
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A:Does E460 have backlit keyboard?

My understanding is that neither the E460, or any of the E series laptops, have a backlit keyboard.   You have to move to the T series to get that option. Take Care,  

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Hi,
Welcome to the Community. The F6 key is  - Keyboard back light on/off and brightness control.
If you are using the Function keys. Press < Fn >< F6 > once to turn on the keyboard back light. Press < Fn >< F6 > second time to decrease the brightness of the keyboard back light and pressing < Fn >< F6 > for the third time turns off the keyboard back light.
Thank you.

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A:Is my keyboard backlit normal??

Looks about right. The backlight is not supposed to be something you could use as a flashlight it just sets off the keys so you can see them on a dark airplane.  

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A:Backlit Keyboard envy 13t

 Hi @cmendoza7139,  Welcome to the HP Support Community! I read your post about your HP ENVY 13-d099nr Notebook and the Back-light concerns. You are correct in your findings, that the space bar does not light up on this Notebook. I hope this answers everything, Please click the Thumbs up and  Accept as Solution if you feel this post has helped you.  Thanks.

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Hi @sr5060il,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have question about keyboard upgrades. I will be glad to help you. Per page 51 of the Maintenance and Service Guide, there is no black light keyboard available for this unit. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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Eric121 wrote:Hi, I recently bought a probook 450 g3 and want to try and change the backlit keyboard duration settings. ive tried finding the settings in teh bios and operating system with no luck. ive also found some drivers for it but none of the drivers are compatible with windows 10. Any help would be greatly appreciated. -EricYou only have this option is the board has it built in or change the board to a compatible version board that has this feature. So you have to look at the Service manual to verify if yours has this option or not.

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Stan7520 wrote:Since I upgraded to Windows 10 the backlit keyboard does not automatically turn off when the notebook is not being used for an exteded period of time (for example at night when all lights in the room are off).  As I recall under Windows 7 Ultimate this worked properly.Nothing much that can be done here. Did you reload the drivers from Win7 into Win10 to see if the control function returns? If not then this would mean you can't use Win10 properly on your system and need to revert back to Windows 7.

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A:Backlit keyboard default setting

*bangs head on desk*
So sorry, I misread the unit. 
 
M5 does have Fn +F9 to turn on and off the backlight on the keyboard.
 
Regarding having it default to ON: 
I am not aware of a setting that will enable it by default, as it does add additional power draw, and will reduce battery life.
Leaving it as a setting for the user via toggle (Fn +F9) allows everyone to use the setting when they need or want to do so.
 
Again, sorry about the mix up.




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A:Inspiron 15 3542 backlit keyboard

Hi Nick,
Dell Inspiron 15 3542 is shipped with only Chiclet style keyboard you will not find any compatible backlit keyboard for this system.

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A:backlit keyboard not working- XPS 15 L502

I assume that removed both the keyboard and palm rest first to remove the LCD assembly and finally the LCD bezel. I would go back and check the keyboard and make sure that both the keyboard data and back lite cables are connected correctly. The manual doesn't show a back lit keyboard, but on back lit keyboards there are two cables that will need to be connected. 
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Upgrading-from-normal-to-backlit-keyboard/td-p/5734777
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A:xps 13 9350 keyboard backlit not working...

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us! You can use the F6 key combination to enable or disable backlight.

Hoping this helps!
Regards,

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19659693
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A:Is the a backlit keyboard for an Acer Aspire E5-77...

There is, however, I highly doubt a standard user would ever want to do this. And you will 100% break your warranty, and quite possibly break your computer trying to replace it. It is your own responcibility if you do it. It is not user friendly to implement. But if you really want to risk everything, you can find the part online, but your risk. If you want, you can wait for a ACE member to answer your question.



First, CALM DOWN and look at my profile picture. Calm? Now post your message. If I helped, a Kudos would be great! Marking as solution will help others as well, thank you!

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A:Backlit keyboard option on Z500?

Hi dustbunnycapers , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
There are variant models for Z500 that has optional backlit keyboards. 
To check externally , there is a backlit icon on the spacebar to indicate FN + spacebar to turn on/off.
 
Would you have the machine number on the sticker or to check it from parts lookup page.
Machine numbers indicate the variants and the part number of the keyboard if it have that features . 
Compare the keyboard part number with the FRU list from the hardware manual (page 106-110). 
 
Finally checking under the hood. (physically checking)
There would be 2 cables under the keyboard going to the motherboard , additional cable is to power up the backlight similar to this.
 
Update us as soon as convenient .
 
Regards

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I have the S50-B-15P model with Windows 10 installed. I never checked if the backlit keyboard worked on Windows 8.1, as soon as I got it I upgraded to Windows 10.

I have installed all the drivers from the Toshiba Windows 10 upgrade page however as before the keyboard works just not backlit!
I opened the eco utility software and checked for the keyboard backlit settings under eco mode however it does not exist and no setting exists in the BIOS either.The keyboard does have the symbol to enable the backlit function on the Z key however pressing FN + Z does nothing.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to fix this? Does the keyboard even have this function or is it faulty?

Thanks, Craig

A:Satellite S50-B-15P backlit keyboard not working

I have the same problem as its with you
my laptop is Satellite S50T-B1391 which is new just 4 days I check every thing like you Fn+Z is not working the bios is new version and nothing is there also nothing about backlit in eco utility app

I check it in win 8.1 before upgrading and win 10 all have the same problem

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?85788-Satellite-S50-B-15P-backlit-keyboard-not-working