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joe1970
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Elitebook 840 G5 Keyboard Options

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Hi,

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

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David_J_W
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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.

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Hi David,

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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