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Can I replace a ( Non-Backlit ) with a backlit keyboard in m...

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Model K3Z24UA . I hope it can be upgraded !

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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.
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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 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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Hi, I have T430S (Model 2356-CL9 Ser/xxxxx) without backlit keyboard and think'ing to install for backlit like on ebay :
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 ? :-)
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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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A:Replace backlit with standard keyboard in HDX6t-1200 CTO

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Hi talatshaikh29, Officially HP does not provide backlit keyboards for your Laptop
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A:Non backlit to backlit keyboard

@orion13? Sorry to say but no. Your manual here. REO
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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

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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: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:Probook 450 G3 Backlit Keyboard

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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A:Is my keyboard backlit normal??

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A:Backlit Keyboard in Windows 10

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: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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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: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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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.
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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. 
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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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A:P500 Backlit Keyboard

Is there a icon on your spacebar-key?There should be a icon on it.Press Fn + Spacebar at the same time. And hold it.Let me know if you see the icon. If you see it it's possible that the cable for the backlit keyboard is detached which is why it is not working.But you might want to wait and see what Official Support will say. I don't believe you need drivers for a backlit keyboard since I can use it in the BIOS.
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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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A:Pavilion Backlit Keyboard options

Hi @stacey61?, Welcome to the HP Forums!   It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide:Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you purchased a notebook with a back lit keyboard.  You can turn this feature on and off fine. You have another notebook that when this feature is enabled it will light up only when your typing and turn off automatically if it remains inactive for a short time. I do not believe that option is available.  When I checked under power plans I did not locate any option for that feature.I also checked under keyboard and mouse and again that option is not available. The older notebook that does have that feature, is it a HP notebook? Please let me know if this helped.Thank you  for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as yourself. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as   "Accept as Solution"   to help other community  members! To show appreciation for my efforts, please click the   Thumbs Up icon   below.  Good Luck!
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A:Unable to detect the backlit keyboard

When you first turn on the system, the backlight will flash on for a brief time.  If you don't see that either:
1. The system doesn't have a backlit keyboard (they're not standard on all models),
2.  The backlight is bad.
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Hey all, Does my new 2015 laptop have a keyboard backlight? tried the F5 key and the Fn+spacebar trick, got nothing. Thank youse!

A:HP 13s102ns laptop keyboard backlit or not?

Hi, No, it does not have backlit keyboard: It only has normal  Full-size island-style keyboard keyboard. And you can't upgrade. Regards.
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I have a Vostro 3559 and I am pretty happy with it. I would like to -though- replace the keyboard with a backlit keyboard. Some suppliers on the internet say I need to check and not all 3559 are suitable for a backlit keyboard. When I remove the non-backlit keyboard I see a connector for the keyboard flat cable and next to it a 4 pin flat cable connector that is labeled as "B_BL1" (or something similar). I see that a flat cable on a backlit keyboard is also 4 pins. Does this mean I can upgrade the 3559 with a backlit keyboard.
Are there any people with experience with this issue?
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I bought the Z500 for the backlit keyboard but it's never been backlit and I've since learned that's an add-on option for the Z500 (and the guy at MicroCenter def didn't tell me that was an additional option).  How do I know whether my keyboard has the backlit feature? 

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 .
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Then I find it is supposed to have backlit kb. The UK version has the same design of kb as rest of world but no backlight - result unreadable below anything but a well lit room. They haven't even bothered to put white lettering on. Cheap or what. So I called Tosh to buy a new kb and they were quite contrite.
So I have ordered a replacement kb from the US. I'm quite happy with US layout. Question is - will it work?
Is the fn-Z key still going to work. Is the kb even going to work? Can anyone help?

~~ Dave

A:Satellite Pro U500 - no backlit keyboard in UK

What happened to my question? Did someone delete it?
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Hi All,

I bought my Inspiron 15 3542 back in November and would like to replace the existing keyboard with a backlit one. I think the part number is G7P48. My question is if the laptop didn't come with this feature, will this replacement work?


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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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 Dell was 17" I beleive, wouldn't want anything tiny.
Thanks and Happy Holidays.

A:Decent Laptop w/ backlit keyboard?

Wireless N
also would be nice, the more I look around, I more I think I'll be spending...
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I have a Satellite Pro T130 which I have difficulty using in the dark or poor light. Does it have a backlit keyboard option? If so how do I turn it on?

A:Backlit keyboard for Satellite Pro T130

Hi buddy,

I have checked the specifications of Satellite Pro T130 on official Toshiba website and it seems this model isn?t equipped with backlit keyboard and as far as all T130 models using a standard half gloss keyboard.

So I think you must life without this feature on T130 ;)
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Hi all,a few days ago, presumably after some Lenovo (or Win 10) software update, i noticed that the backlit keyboard had just 3 modes left: off, low and high. The fourth mode, automatic, which was indeed available in the preceding days, was gone.It is no more listed in the Lenovo Settings app, and i cannot anymore choose it neither by using the Lenovo Settings app nor by cycling among backlit modes with fn-space.I add that in the device manager everything is ok, there are no yellow marks so the light sensor should be working properly: in fact, the screen brightness can still be set to automatic.Any idea on what could be done to get back the automatic mode? Maybe there are some regedit entries to be fixed, or something like that?Best regards and thanks in advance.
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Quite simply, my question is this: Which ProBooks on the UK market, if any, have a backlit keyboard? There is seemingly no clarity on this, certainly not in the ProBook specificiation details, it is incredibly frustrating. I believe for the ProBook 455 G3 a backlit keyboard is optional? Does this mean a ProBook laptop can be ordered with a backlit keyboard directly from HP? Which laptops, if any, in the ProBook 450 series have a backlit keyboard? I will not make a purchase until i have clarity on this matter.
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Is it possible to have the backlit keyboard turn on as the default?  (Acer Aspire M5)

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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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New to the group, glad to be here. Former long time Mac user now Windows convert.
I have a Lenovo Edge 2 with a Backlit Keyboard, you can turn the keyboard on or off by hitting the fn-spacebar at the sametime, it didn't even come turned on I had to dig online to figure it out. Since my Macs all came with Backlit Keyboards and stayed on all the time this is a new feature to me. Should I leave it on all the time like with the Macs I used to own or is it better to shut it on and off. I know it's a picky a question, but I really love this laptop and hate to see my Backlit feature die. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Should I Keep My Backlit Keyboard On All The Time Or Shut It On & Off???

Originally Posted by michaelwells40505 Hi,
New to the group, glad to be here. Former long time Mac user now Windows convert.
I have a Lenovo Edge 2 with a Backlit Keyboard, you can turn the keyboard on or off by hitting the fn-spacebar at the sametime, it didn't even come turned on I had to dig online to figure it out. Since my Macs all came with Backlit Keyboards and stayed on all the time this is a new feature to me. Should I leave it on all the time like with the Macs I used to own or is it better to shut it on and off. I know it's a picky a question, but I really love this laptop and hate to see my Backlit feature die. Thanks in advance for your help.
Michael in daytime and well lit rooms, you rather keep it off as that is a waste of battery. In dark areas you can keep them on
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I have an R14 convertible. I would like to have the backlit keyboard on by default and not have to press Fn + F10 every time the computer comes out of sleep or hibernate because it's often too dark in the room to find these keys, which defeats the purpose of having a backlit keyboard. Most computers' keyboards have the backlit on by default including your newer R15. There must be a registry setting for this. It's okay if it goes off after a number of seconds of non-use, and then press any key, but I would like it to be on at wake-up or logon by default. Thanks.
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I have an R14 convertible. I would like to have the backlit keyboard on by default and not have to press Fn + F10 every time the computer comes out of sleep or hibernate because it's often too dark in the room to find these keys, which defeats the purpose of having a backlit keyboard. Most computers' keyboards have the backlit on by default including your newer R15. There must be a registry setting for this that can be toggled on or off at wake-up. Thanks.
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I just received my new XPS 13 9350 and the backlit keyboard never worked.. the only light i can see is from the caps lock...
I've no idea whether this is a hardware problem or just some driver problem...
I've tried the BIOS setting but nothing changed. And the Windows Mobility Center didn't show anything about keyboard backlight..

A:xps 13 9350 keyboard backlit not working...

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

Hoping this helps!