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Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?

2016-12-02, 1:00 AM

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-Lenovo-b-font-Ideapad-Flex-2.jpg

 

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Re: Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?

2016-12-06, 15:10 PM

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.
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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-Lenovo-b-font-Ideapad-Flex-2.jpg

 


 

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Re: Replace Y580 keyboard with non-matching keyboard?

2016-12-06, 21:32 PM
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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