12-12-2015 04:09 AM
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.
05-23-2018 11:38 AM
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.
08-15-2018 01:59 AM
But I see the Flex 2 14 has the connector already on the main board. I mean, the flex 2 that comes WITHOUT lit keyboard, HAS the backlit keyboard connector.
Have you done this specifically with Flex 2? Or are you talking about experience with a different notebook?
08-15-2018 02:47 AM
If your Flex 2-14 has the connector on motherboard, you can just connect the backlit keyboard and enjoy the light
My motherboard hasn't connector. I tried to solder the connector on its place, but there is no power. Don't know why. So I decided to take power from round capacitor near USB connector. Maybe it's not the best solution, but backlit works.
08-15-2018 02:54 AM
Okay. Well according to YouTube videos online, the connector appears to be there (watched several teardowns). I haven't actually got mine yet to investigate my unit (it's in the mail)
So how then do YOU turn off the backloght? Or it's always on?
08-27-2018 11:57 PM
The connector is the little white one next to the bigger MB connector, yes? I've watched several videos and that appears to be it.