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P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-19, 7:29 AM

I bought a IdeaPad P500 nontouch screen. I thought it had a backlite keyboard. I tried Fn + Spacebar and I also installed a new driver from the lenovo support. 

I'm not even 100% sure this laptop has a backlit, but all the others on youtube.

 

I've also read that sometimes the intel driver stops the backlite from working. 

 

Any help?

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-19, 8:51 AM

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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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-19, 8:58 AM

I do see the icon on the space bar. I did press and hold it.

 

How do I get to the BIOS on windows 8. The recovery key?

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-19, 9:56 AM
Hi
When booting, does the backlight turn on at that time and then turn off?
And have you tried reinstalling lenovo energy management? You can find it in d drive
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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-19, 13:12 PM

wrote:

I bought a IdeaPad P500 nontouch screen. I thought it had a backlite keyboard. I tried Fn + Spacebar and I also installed a new driver from the lenovo support. 

I'm not even 100% sure this laptop has a backlit, but all the others on youtube.

 

I've also read that sometimes the intel driver stops the backlite from working. 

 

Any help?


Your model may not have the keyboard backlight feature. Refer to page 5 of the Users Guide (see highlighted):

backlight.JPG

 

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-20, 0:05 AM

I thought the P500 had a backlit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxc8GhElmU0

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-20, 0:07 AM

My drive d is empty

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-20, 4:48 AM

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I thought the P500 had a backlit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxc8GhElmU0


As stated in the guide "on select models".

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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2013-08-20, 5:43 AM
Hi
Download from here then
http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS032589
Try both windows 8 version and windows 7.
If it does not work, then your model wont have it.
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Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: P500 Backlit Keyboard

2014-01-23, 18:26 PM

Yesterday the backlighting on my P500 was working and today it is not.  Holding down Function and Space does nothing.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Lenovo Energy Management drivers but that hasn't done the job.  Any ideas?

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