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Joe1992W
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15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Hi,
When i purchased my Dell Inspiron 15R SE  reviews and some posts on here from community members and staff mentioned it had a back lit keyboard . Mine doesn't and it's a feature I would really like. Should it have a back lit keyboard and if not is there somewhere i can buy a back lit replacement?

Thanks

 

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zman52
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Believe you should have it. Try hitting the Function key and F6.That turns it on.Hit it a second time should dim and a 3rd time turns backlit off.

Hope that works for you

Dave

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9 Rhodium

Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

It's not on all models, nor sold in all parts of the world.  What model  15R-SE do you (i.e., 5720, 5721, etc.).  It's listed on the BIOS setup screen -- F2 at powerup.

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Dell-Rajesh R
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Hi Joe1992W,

Kindly let me know the complete system model so that I can help you with the solution.

If the computer was shipped with the back light keyboard, you can use the keyboard to enable the back light. Press < Fn >< F6 > once to turn on the keyboard back light. Press < Fn >< F6 > second time to decrease the brightness of the keyboard back light and pressing < Fn >< F6 > for the third time turns off the keyboard back light.

Awaiting your response!

Thanks & Regards
Rajesh R
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Joe1992W
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Hi, <Fn><F6> doesn't do anything, there is no diagram to indicate that it should either so i don't believe that this is the problem.
 
Product model is 7520 thanks!

 

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Dell-Rajesh R
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Hi Joe1992W,

A lighted keyboard is backlit with LED lights so that external lights are not necessary to see the keys. If you cannot type by touch, a lighted keyboard is very handy for working or gaming in dimly lit rooms.

With the backlit keyboard any tasks can be accomplished at a faster rate, even when you are working in pitch dark conditions.

If you would like to purchase a back light keyboard, refer the following link which has contact numbers (US Contact information):

http://dell.to/14UCPMK

Note: These parts would be refurbished parts.

Awaiting your response!

Thanks & Regards
Rajesh R
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Joe1992W
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Thanks for your reply. So to clear things up, you are saying that my laptop should not have shipped with a backlit keyboard? I'm from the UK not the US, do you have a similar link for uk customers?

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Dell-Rajesh R
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Hi Joe1992W,

Inspiron 15R SE also ships with Backlight keyboard. It can be ordered at the point of purchase.

Refer the following link which has contact numbers to purchase back light keyboard (UK):

http://dell.to/17RiHqO

Please reply if you have any further questions.

Thanks & Regards
Rajesh R
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alandavidson9
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Re: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Thankyou for that solution. I didn't even know I had a backlit keyboard (I thought that cost extra). I did find the backlight by accident via a menu (would like to find it again) but didn't know how to adjust it. Thanks

Believe you should have it. Try hitting the Function key and F6.That turns it on.Hit it a second time should dim and a 3rd time turns backlit off.

Hope that works for you

Dave

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heidibridges
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RE: 15R SE - Backlit Keyboard

Same problem here with Inspiron 15R> Keyboard backlight was working, now it is not - not what I hoped for on a one week old purchase!

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