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Hello! I have a HP Pavilion 15-au030wm that does not have a backlit keyboard. I am noticing that many laptops that are similar looking similar do.

 

My question is, would my motherboard support a backlit keyboard?

 

If so, i'd like to just buy one off of ebay and *hopefully* have a plug and play install.

 

When I pull up the baseboard information from the command prompt, I get that it's an HP 820b version 82.27

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Hi,


Manual: Page 55-58
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05228250

Yes there is ZIF connector for that in board.
See the pages to get the part you need. Search that part number in HP part store or online sellers.

It needs major disassembly. Get help from certified HP technician or good local technician.


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I appreciate the detailed document you provided!

 

One thing I saw was a suggestion that a backlit keyboard may require a second connector. Is this true? Or is the power provided by the ZIF connector?

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Yes second one is there for keyboard light cable. It is present in your model series.

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One last question, the guide you sent me shows that the keyboard is part of the top cover. Is it possible to remove the keyboard from the top cover, or does it need to be replaced as a single unit?

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No it is spared together as single part by HP for your model. Really a pity that they do the same in many of these recent Pavilion models, including mine too.

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I appreciate your time! Looks like its time to order some parts.

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You're most welcome!

Good luck.

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