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t580 non backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard

Im trying to see if there's a way for me to get the baklit keyboard for my t580 without voidin the warranty i tried talking to lenovo but they were of no help everyone transfering me over to the next person. i purchased my laptop back in april 2018 but still have 2 years left on my warranty i dont want that to go to waste but i need the backlit keyboard as the non backlit os too hard for me to see i need the help thank you.

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Re: t580 non backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard

Keyboards for T580 are Tier 2 CRU (Customer Replaceable Unit), which means they can be replaced by customer without losing the warranty. Also you may request the keyboard replacement, free of charge, by Lenovo service (there are limitations depending on your warranty type). Remember that new keyboard won't inherit warranty of your laptop and its warranty will depend on the seller.

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Re: t580 non backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard

Per parts lookup keyboards are an optional CRU(Customer Replaceable Unit).  So as long as you don't damage laptop from replacing keyboard you should be fine.


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Re: t580 non backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard

According to the Hardware manual. the keyboard is an Optional Service CRU, meaning it might be replaced by a customer with better than basic skill level. Some people don't know which end of the screwdriver to hold. I am a customer and I can replace anything that the depot can replace plus I do things like board-repair, so there is no answer that fits all customers. One thing I can say is that If you break something, it becomes your problem. That isn't good if you expect to use a warranty later. Other than memory and drives, I try not to work on machines that are still covered. Here is the manual:


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