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10-02-2018 08:08 AM
The maintenance guidbook for the HP Elitebook 840 G5 states that there are two backlit keyboard options: L14377-xxx (backlit) and L14378-xxx (backlit, privacy).
What is the difference between the models and what does "privacy" mean for the keyboard. I know that the laptop has a privacy screen feature, but what does the keyboard have to do with it?
The background of my question is that I will get this laptop from my employer, but I do not like the keyboard language variant it is shipped with. I want to replace it with a US layout and wonder what I need to order now. In this respect there is another potential problem. It looks like that the US layout version (L1437x-001) is not really available from the usual suspects in Europe. Any Ideas where to order it?
best regards, Jörg
10-02-2018 11:22 AM
I think it is as simple is the privacy version of the keyboard has the hotkey to control the privacy screen and the standard keyboard does not. I could be wrong, of course.
My ZBook Studio x360 G5 is a non-privacy screen model and the F2 key (which would control the privacy screen were it fitted) has no hotkey logo on it.
10-02-2018 05:59 PM
Thanks for the answer.
I initially had the same thought, but it appears to be quite a costly effort for HP to manage different parts just for a different print on one key. That would mean that the F2 key on any of the possible keyboards shoud be able to operate the privacy feature. But I am not sure. So I better get the L14378-001.
Does anybody know a supplier of the US layout version in Europe or with shipping to (Sweden) at reasonable costs. So far I only found it on Ebay from China, but what they offer seems to be not an original part and accordingto the pictures also not the "privacy" version.
best regards, Jörg
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