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Dell Latitude E5470 Backlit keyboard

Hello Everyone!

I bought an open box Dell Latitude E5470 today at a very cheap price. Unfortunately this laptop had a non backlit keyboard and a TN (1600 x 900) panel but it had the much needed 6300HQ, so I went ahead and bought it thinking that I can always buy a backlit keyboard later from aliexpress. I looked at aliexpress again today and noticed something I had overlooked before purchasing the laptop and that is that all backlit keyboards available for E5470 have a different shape thanks to the two stupid top mouse buttons that are not present in my variant of E5470. I now have to find a new top panel with frame that has the cutout for those two extra mouse buttons. This is a nasty situation for me as I am not even sure if the required top panel will be compatible with my variant of E5470. Any advise on what I should do?

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RE: Dell Latitude E5470 Backlit keyboard

Hi wapda11,

Thanks for posting.

Apologies, but unless the computer was originally ordered from the factory with a backlit keyboard, the circuitry will not be there to operate the lights.


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RE: Dell Latitude E5470 Backlit keyboard

The circuitry i think is there because I looked at the keyboard cable located beneath my laptop's battery and I can clearly see an additional port right alongside the main keyboard cable port. i confirmed from a couple of keyboard replacement youtube videos that this extra port is indeed used for that back light function black cable that comes with backlit keyboards.

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RE: Dell Latitude E5470 Backlit keyboard

Good Deal.  Perhaps that one was ordered with the circuitry and maybe someone changed out the keyboard sometime during it's life.


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