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awakeat5
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Registered: ‎06-19-2014
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Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?

I have a Y580 model 2099, which is the Japanese version. My space bar is losing its bounce on the side where I use it most, and I can't seem to find a mechanical way to fix it. 

 

Lenovo Japan says there's no replacements for this keyboard. A google search shows an item available in the US, for $130 plus $60 overseas shipping.

 

There are US/UK versions of the keyboard available, and also matching products on AliExpress.

 

What would happen if I installed a US keyboard in place of the Japanese one? Pics of both for reference are below.

 

Japanese:

https://imgur.com/gallery/1hk4p

 

UK:

http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1nX4VKFXXXXX8XFXXq6xXFXXX7/New-UK-font-b-Keyboard-b-font-For-font-b-Le...

 

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Re: Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?


Hi Awakeat5,
The two images you have supplied are for diffent machines? You will need to replace the keyboard with one that has the both the keyboard and number pad.
I should not make any difference if the keyboard is UK / US / Or Japanese but the one you have inamged will not fit.
@awakeat5 wrote:

I have a Y580 model 2099, which is the Japanese version. My space bar is losing its bounce on the side where I use it most, and I can't seem to find a mechanical way to fix it. 

 

Lenovo Japan says there's no replacements for this keyboard. A google search shows an item available in the US, for $130 plus $60 overseas shipping.

 

There are US/UK versions of the keyboard available, and also matching products on AliExpress.

 

What would happen if I installed a US keyboard in place of the Japanese one? Pics of both for reference are below.

 

Japanese:

https://imgur.com/gallery/1hk4p

 

UK:

http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1nX4VKFXXXXX8XFXXq6xXFXXX7/New-UK-font-b-Keyboard-b-font-For-font-b-Le...

 


 

awakeat5
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Re: Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?

Sheesh, of course you're right.

The one I am thinking of ordering is the correct dimensions, however some of the key shapes are different and there may be one extra key. I will use remapping software to make any changes necessary to the layout. But the keyboard with the different regional layout should work when plugged in ... right?

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