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Hacking in a backlit keyboard (Lenovo)?

lenovo ideapad keyboard backlit hack

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Hello all.

 

I have a lenovo p500 ideapad that I am trying to install a backlit keyboard in. Obviously, mine did not come with one.

 

This model did indeed come with both types of keyboards.

 

There is a separate ribbon on the backlit board for power....I assume thats what it is at least. 

 

I installed a new CD DVD connector board as that's where the backlit board draws its power from, but did not realize the connector on the MB is larger as well.

 

I do not want to replace the entire MB.

 

Since the non backlit board obviously has power going to it for the caps lock and num lock buttons, is there a way I might tap into that power source to power the new backlit board.

 

I do not mind if it is always on.

 

Would appreciate your insights!

 

Thank you kindly.


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