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HP Probook 4540s can get backlit keyboard?

Hello all,

 

I have an HP Probook 4540s, i7, 2nd generation laptop. A backlit keyboard wasn't something I was considering when I bought the laptop, but now, after use, I find myself wishing that there was back light for the keyboard.

 

My question is whether I can have a backlit keyboard installed into my laptop (ie. replace the keyboard maybe?). If so, what are the steps I must take to do so?

 

Thank you, 

MASH5

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Hi,

 

Normally the keyboard alone won't do anything good. You need to replace the mother board/system board too because you need somewhere to plug cables for all the lights. Some people suggested using internal USB power source and this could be a very, very, very costly exercise.

 

Hope this makes sense.

BH
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First, thank you for your quick reply.

 

Second, I want to know if the option for my laptop (Probook 4540s/i7/2rd generation) to even get a backlit keyboard installed is available, as I read in other places that certain models don't/can't get a backlit keyboard (if I understood correctly).

 

And if I wanted to get it, what should I do? Should I go directly to an HP company? 

 

Finally, about how much would the price be? As you said, it is expensive (and I would probably guess so), but what is the probable range of its price?

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Hi,

 

The following review says no backlit keyboard. HP may not be able to help you and my say "buy a new machine, different model, with backlit keyboard". If you wish, you can call them to ask.

 

   http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-ProBook-4540s-Notebook.85978.0.html

 

Regards.

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Thank you very much. 

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