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cBrain
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Replace non-backlit keyboard with backlit keyboard

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I purchased my Elitebook 840 G5 and did not notice that I had ordered a system without a backlit keyboard. I am hoping that I can order a backlit keyboard and replace my existing keyboard as it seems to be an option on most of the 840 G5s. I figured I would ask here before I pop the keyboard out and look to see if it has the backlit port for the keyboard to plug into.

Elitebook 840 G5

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Thank you in advance for any advice/help.

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@cBrain 

 

Please use part # on page 25 of the following manual (you need to pick the right keyboard for language ...)

 

     http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05922740.pdf

 

But I don't think a backlit keyboard alone would work, you need a system  board which has connectors to keyboard lights.

 

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BH
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I ended up ordering a backlit keyboard since I was taking the laptop apart to replace the RAM. I popped the keyboard out and sure enough there was a plug on the board for the backlit keyboard, so I swapped that out and upgraded the RAM to 32GB. I had both upgrades done and the system back together within 30mins. Extremely Happy.

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