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dustbunnycapers
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Backlit keyboard option on Z500?

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? 

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Re: 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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dustbunnycapers
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Re: Backlit keyboard option on Z500?

Okay, thanks!  When I do Fn + space bar nothing happens, so I guess I don't have the backlit option.  That sucks, because that's part of the reason why I bought this laptop.  =(  Thanks for the help! 

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Re: Backlit keyboard option on Z500?

Hi  dustbunnycapers  , 

 

If you also do not have that icon on the spacebar or the parts lookup say on the keyboard then you may not have that feature .

 

Try to check with the store for alternate options .

Would really be hard to type during late nights or just get ones like this .

 

Best luck on your endeavors.

 

Regards 



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