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backlit keyboard for dv7t-4100?

I need to replace the keyboard in my Pavilion dv7t-4100.  Is it possible to install a backlit keyboard, i.e. is the backlight connector present on the motherboard on this model?  If so, what is the part number for the backlit keyboard?  I've heard of people installing backlit keyboards intended for other models.

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Re: backlit keyboard for dv7t-4100?


Pulling up the Maintenance and Service guide I do not see any backlit keyboard option ever made for that model.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02666747.pdf


When it comes to find some sort of other option (aftermarket/modding) you best best would be to visit the notebookreview.com forums for any additional information but from personal exerience the backlit keyboards from a year ago required an additional power source to light up making the installation a little difficult.
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Pulling up the Maintenance and Service guide I do not see any backlit keyboard option ever made for that model.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02666747.pdf


When it comes to find some sort of other option (aftermarket/modding) you best best would be to visit the notebookreview.com forums for any additional information but from personal exerience the backlit keyboards from a year ago required an additional power source to light up making the installation a little difficult.
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Indeed the above is correct.  I opened up the computer, and although the motherboard is marked and has solder pads for a backlight connector, the actual connector is not there.  If it wasn't my primary computer at the moment I might try soldering on a connection, but it is so I don't want to break it.  Thanks for the info.

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Can anybody tell me if there is an option for installing a new backlit keyboard on my hp pavilion dv6 7039tx laptop. Presently it doesnt have a backlit keyboard. I just want to know if it supports a backlit keyboard.

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anshuman_ina wrote:

Can anybody tell me if there is an option for installing a new backlit keyboard on my hp pavilion dv6 7039tx laptop. Presently it doesnt have a backlit keyboard. I just want to know if it supports a backlit keyboard.


Hello anshuman_ina.

According to page 57 of your notebook's Maintenance and Service Guide (click here) there are backlit keyboards for this model.  The guide has the part numbers listed.

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