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Shakeystevo
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Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

Hey all,

I have just ordered a new Insprion 15R SE from the Dell online store. Due for
delivery Tuesday

I got a good deal so decided to purchase. One of my "wants" was a
backlit keyboard, and on the Dell UK website it’s noted as an optional extra.

I opted for the i7 version, which, to my disbelief, is not available with the
keyboard upgrade! Only on the i5 version... I spoke with a Dell representative
who said it just wasn’t available for that version. Very strange...

Anyway, I am very confident that this can be upgraded once I receive the laptop. Does
anyone:

A) know the part number(s)

B) where to buy it? (not listed on Dell parts website).

C) have a suitable installation guide?

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Andrew

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Lain1
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

there is many versions of 15R, could you be more clear?

who knows I get the part that you will need to buy the keyboard

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Shakeystevo
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

It's the Inspiron R Special Edition 7520 (i7 3612QM)

Thanks,

Andrew

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Lain1
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

you have this option: 09MN92.

for you know if your laptop has input to backlight, remove the keyboard and check if the motherboard has some like this

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Shakeystevo
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

Thanks for the quick response.

I assume it does but ill check when I get it through.

Would Dell sell me this part direct or will I have to go to a 3rd party supplier?

Thanks,

Andrew

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Lain1
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

I don't know that the Dell sell separated keyboard,

Enter in contact with the Dell e ask that they sell keyboard separated.

sorry for my english because I'm from Brazil.

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Shakeystevo
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

Ok thanks.

Any idea where I would find a guide to remove the keyboard?

Andrew

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Lain1
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

it's easy to remove the keyboard.

Release the four latches securing the keyboard using a plastic scribe. (1. esc 2 among F5 and F6 3 F11 4 Delete)

Slide the keyboard up and turn it over.

Open the keyboard cable securing clip and disconnect the keyboard cable

Note: When re-connecting the cable, ensure that the stripes are facing upward.

I will find a guide explaining it and I will post here

Edit: link of guide to remove the keyboard

http://files.sotmarket.ru/instr/notebook/dell/dell_inspiron_7520_7520_9124_1.pdf

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Shakeystevo
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

That's great thanks!

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Shakeystevo
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Re: Backlit Key Board for Insprion 15R SE

Hi,

Received the laptop and its really good Smiley Happy

deff still want this backlit keyboard tho...

Does anyone have the part number(s)??? Spoke with someone on Dell chat and was told it wasn't available... it must be! even if its via a 3rd party.

thanks,

Andrew

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