04-25-2014 04:13 AM
I have a Canadian (bilingual keyboard) on my Y470. I have upgraded to 128GB SSD and love my Y470. I just wish it had a backlit keyboard. I see that the Y480 keyboard is backlit, and APPEARS to be the same as the US keyboard layout on the Y470.
Is anyone able to tell me if the Y480 backlit keyboard can be swapped onto the Y470? Will backlight then work, or are there other requirements?
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04-25-2014 09:30 AM
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For a keyboard backlight feature to work, you will need:
1. A compatible backlight keyboard
2. A keyboard power connector on the motherboard (this is to power up the backlight)
Looking at page 88-90 of the Y470 hardware maintenance manual, there's no keyboard part # that has a backlight feature on it. This means that there's most likely no keyboard power connector on the motherboard, thus,
you will not be able to use the Y480 keyboard w/ backlit (see page 87-90 of the HMM).