kukuburd
1 Copper

Can I get a backlit keyboard

Hi there,


I have an Inspiron 15R 5520 without a backlit keyboard.  I've had it for about a year and a half, but I'm really regretting not getting a laptop with a backlit keyboard.  Being a college student, it would be really helpful while typing my essays at 3 in the morning.  I'm not ready for a new computer, as this one works just fine.

So my question is, is there a way to put in a new keyboard that is backlit?  And if so, how would I go about this? Order the parts and find an independent contractor, or send it into Dell?  Thanks for your help.

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Mary G
6 Indium

RE: Can I get a backlit keyboard

No a backlit KB cannot be retrofitted. You must order it when purchasing a new computer.

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kukuburd
1 Copper

RE: Can I get a backlit keyboard

But I've seen in forums on other dell laptop series that it's possible.

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jimroad471
2 Iron

RE: Can I get a backlit keyboard

one alternative is a usb mini lamp...beats typing in the dark and does not disturb others

 

jim

Yours Truly.

James

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9 Rhodium

RE: Can I get a backlit keyboard

This model can be retrofitted with a backlit keyboard.

http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-replacement-keyboard-backlit-Inspiron/dp/B00HVA4KQW

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