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Swissjon
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Yoga 900 - Replacement keyboard

Hi,

 

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.

 

Many thanks.

 

Jon

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Message 2 of 5

Re: Yoga 900 - Replacement keyboard

Hi Swissjon  , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

You can current part number and specification from your current machine using the parts lookup page 

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. 

 

Regards



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Swissjon
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Re: Yoga 900 - Replacement keyboard

Thanks Spidey

 

looks like the part number I want is 5CB0K48452.

 

Doesn't look too difficult. Now I need to find a distributor. 

JDGillis
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Re: Yoga 900 - Replacement keyboard

Hi Swissjon,

 

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

https://www.amazon.com/KEYBOARD-STICKERS-TRANSPARENT-BACKGROUND-COMPUTER/dp/B002F3VG1W  

 

Cheers,

 

Swissjon
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Re: Yoga 900 - Replacement keyboard

Thanks JDGillis

 

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.)

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