06-14-2016 11:42 AM
I bought a Yoga 900 i7 16Gb 512Gb in the US because it was a lot cheaper than at home (About $500!!)
However I forgot that the keyboard layout would be different.
Can I change the keyboard (I've done it before) and where can I get the replacement part short of buying an accident damaged one? I'm after a Swiss keyboard. If you know the part number that would be helpful.
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06-14-2016 01:01 PM
Hi Swissjon ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
The Full-size keyboard, backlight, 6-row, multimedia Fn keys is integrated on the Upper Case .
Match it from the FRU list of the hardware manual for the Upper case cover (item 2 page 52-53) along with its part number.
Update us how it goes for you.
06-14-2016 03:29 PM
Another option is to just apply keyboard stickers to the laptop with the layout of your choice, such as these linked below. I have used them in the past, and find that they work just fine; and rather than costing $200-$300 dollars, and requiring taking the laptop apart, they only cost $2-$3 dollars and a few minutes to apply.
SWISS FRENCH GERMAN KEYBOARD STICKERS TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND YELLOW LETTERS FOR ANY LAPTOP COMPUTER PC DESKTOP NOTEBOOK
06-14-2016 10:45 PM
While I intend to use keyboard stickers as a temporary measure, they aren't a long term solution.
First, the keyboard is backlit, which means I either have the backlight switched off, or I have the original layout shining through. I like backlit keyboards because I use my computer in dim environments
Second, the US keyboard has fewer keys than the Swiss one, and the placement of certain keys is unavoidably different.
I don't have an issue with spending $200 on a keyboard. I'm still $300 up on what I would have paid over here, and I don't have a problem with dismantling the laptop either, it's not difficult really (If it gets assembled by hand in a factory in China without glues, then it can be disassembled and reassembled in my house.. I'm planning on upgrading the hard disk anyway.)