11-26-2013 04:12 AM
11-26-2013 05:05 AM - edited 11-26-2013 07:32 AM
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Changing the stock non-backlit keyboard to a backlit one is definitely possible.
To change it:
1. You will need a compatible Z500 backlit keyboard (see page 102-109 of the hardware maintenance manual)
- doing a google search, this item should work as it bares the Sunrex brand with a part #: 25206567
Edit: Added the link for the keyboard
11-26-2013 06:09 AM
Thank you very much for your reply. I found a backlit keyboard with Russian language as needed.The problem is that I do not know whether there is on my motherboard connector for a narrow plume for backlit. On the Russian forum, I read that someone had to solder 4 pin connector for the second plume.And then lights did not work.
11-26-2013 07:50 AM
AFAIK, the backlit keyboard must be a compatible part that's listed in the hardware maintenance manual (the model and the part # must be specifically listed), otherwise there will compatibility issues. Also, the power connector (the yellow cable in this picture) must also be connected into the motherboard (if there's nowhere to connect it into the motherboard, the backlights will not work).