English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: P and W Series Mobile Workstations
All Forum Topics
Options

2 Posts

12-25-2018

PL

5 Signins

28 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎12-25-2018
  • Location: PL
  • Views: 28
  • Message 1 of 4

Lenovo W530 keyboard upgrade: ThinkLight -> Backlit

2018-12-25, 8:24 AM

Dear Lenovo Support or Community,

 

I have a Lenovo W530 laptop with ThinkLight solution lighting over my keyboard from above the display... but I really hate it, especially after having a pleasure to use the backlit (/backlight) solution in the same model (also W530) at work.

 

Would it work (/be compatible) if I switched the ThinkLight keyboard to a Backlit one? If yes, where can I find it (preferably Qwerty design)?

Machine Type Model: 24415RG

 

Thank you in advance!

Solved! See the solution
Reply
Options

10928 Posts

01-02-2010

US

39553 Signins

412262 Page Views

  • Posts: 10928
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: US
  • Views: 412262
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: LenovAllo W530 keyboard upgrade: ThinkLight -> Backlit

2018-12-26, 7:04 AM

All T530 machines can take a backlit keyboard.  You just swap the keyboard.  

 

parts list:

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t530_fru_bom_20131007.pdf

 

I  suggest eBay for used keyboards or Lenovo for new ones.  T430, T530 and W530 all use thesame keyboard.


Rich


To help with forum searches, check this out: https:/forums.lenovo.com/t5/Welcome-FAQs/Using-Browser-Search-to-find-your-answers-in-Lenovo-and-Moto-Community/m-p/5016916

I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

Reply
Options

213 Posts

12-24-2011

AE

524 Signins

3544 Page Views

  • Posts: 213
  • Registered: ‎12-24-2011
  • Location: AE
  • Views: 3544
  • Message 3 of 4

Re: LenovAllo W530 keyboard upgrade: ThinkLight -> Backlit

2018-12-26, 9:41 AM
Just to add, all the 30-series machine have interchangeable keyboards:
X230, X230t, T430, T430s, T350, W530
/in case someone references this in the future/
Since you might be in non US country, make sure to reference the layout you want from the list. Then search. I have found Swedish 30-series keyboards in UK, and from Ali-express, in addition to eBay.
Reply
Options

2 Posts

12-25-2018

PL

5 Signins

28 Page Views

  • Posts: 2
  • Registered: ‎12-25-2018
  • Location: PL
  • Views: 28
  • Message 4 of 4

Re: Lenovo W530 keyboard upgrade: ThinkLight -> Backlit

2018-12-26, 9:57 AM

Thanks guys, you are my Santa Clauses :)

I will buy one and let here know what is the result!

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete