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mwburden
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Add a fingerprint to a W530 that doesn't have one?

When shopping for a new(ish) laptop, one of the things that caused me to decide in favor of the W530 was the fingerprint reader. I shopped for a used one, and when it arrived I was disappointed that it did not have a fingerprint reader (turns out that when I was looking at pictures, I saw the square where the color sensor goes and assumed it was a fingerprint sensor like the one on the new Motorola phones.) Is it possible to replace the keyboard bezel and add a fingerprint sensor, or is it more complicated than that?
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Re: Add a fingerprint to a W530 that doesn't have one?

They all have the biometric coprocessor.  You just remove one keyboard bezel and plug in the other one.


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Re: Add a fingerprint to a W530 that doesn't have one?

Is the keyboard part of the bezel, or just the plastic around the keyboard?

 

Any idea where to look for one?

 

Thanks!!

 

 

EDIT:  Nevermind, I think I've found a couple.   It's easy to find bezels with the hole for the fingerprint reader, less easy to find bezels that have the fingerprint reader attached.   I should also price them separately -- it might be cheaper to buy them individually than together.

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Re: Add a fingerprint to a W530 that doesn't have one?

keyboard is separate and not related.  I would try eBay.  You can look for W530 or T530.  They are the same.

 

Some sellers don't know and they advertise 520 and 530 as being the same.  That is not true.  520 won't fit and the 530 power button won't work with 520 bezel.  (also the cutout for the card slot)


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Re: Add a fingerprint to a W530 that doesn't have one?

Thank you, sir, you have been a great help!

 

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