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Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-14, 16:28 PM

Hello all,

 

I've a question regarding a backlit keyboard.

 

I have a T430 with a LED at the lid that is turned on/off with the FN+Spacebar I had in the past a T430 that also had Backlit keys, so I purchased a 2nd hand backlit keyboard and installed it, however the key backlit using FN+Spacebar does not (as on my previous work one) switch the backlit function on.

 

What am I missing here? The keyboard itselfs works fine no issues with that.

 

Thanks.

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-14, 16:42 PM

Hi Nite0wls!


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What is the FRU number or part number of the keyboard that you installed?  Try running the update from the Lenovo Vantage app and install all available updates.


Let us know so we could check.

 

 

 

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-14, 18:19 PM

Hi and thanks for your response.

 

The FRU NO 04X1306

P/NO 0C01989

ID NO 39GRMV

MODEL C12

 

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I have no drivers to update according to the Vantage app, nor driver easy.

 

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-15, 6:04 AM

When I looked that part number on parts lookup site that part is not listed as Backlit ?  Back lit keyboard will show B/L on the list.

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup

 


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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-15, 12:33 PM

Hi,

 

I looked at the lenovo site and under my Serial nr I can see the FRU listed, screenshot below

 

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So what do I do now?

 

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-15, 14:01 PM

Based on your screen shot it does not show "BL"  If you go to the compatible tab you will find other keyboard with a BL and that should be the backlit ones.

Also you say you bought it 2nd hand.  If the keyboard worked before it might have been replaced.  Coming from factory it did not come with a backlit keyboard based on what your list shows.

 


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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-15, 14:24 PM


Is this on the As- Built tab, Model tab, or Compatible tab?
It should be on the As-Built tab after you provide the serial number to get the built-in keyboard. Please refer to the sample photo below.

 

 

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-16, 0:14 AM

Looks like the correct keyboard is a CS12BL-85GB so the one provided as Backlit is not a backlit one as it is a C12 like the original one.

 

Pretty p*** with the seller who sold it as a backlit one.

 

Thanks for your advise gents.

 

 

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Re:Backlit keyboard on T430

2021-04-16, 2:26 AM

I understand.  But now you know where the parts lookup page is for future reference.  Hope it works out for you.  

 


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