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mcast1286
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Can I switch out a HP Elitebook 850 G2 pointer keyboard for a non-pointer keyboard...

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HP Elitebook 850 G2
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello,

 

My HP pointer keyboard has to be replaced. I would like to use a gray no-pointer keyboard as a replacement, but  I'm not sure if the notebook will run correctly.

 

Does anyone have a clue?

 

Thanks

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All of the keyboards listed in the Manual have a pointing stick included. 

 

Manual 

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I actually found one:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002120256047.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.2220edadsQdQfN

 

Will my computer still function with this pointerless keyboard? 

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That's a custom non-HP product but yes you just do not connect the pointer ribbon cable and use the touchpad. I think very few people even use the pointer stick any more. If you see somebody using it, odds are its a Boomer who remembers the old days of laptops. 

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Hey, thanks for your input; I'll take the leap. I'm  keeping my fingers crossed on this one 🤞

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