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I found out that the Qosmio models that came out after SB hit the mobile market happened to possess backlit keyboards and use the same everything that my machine uses. The only issue is that I don't know if that keyboard requires another type of connection to the motherboard. Is there anyway to check? o.O
     
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I found out that the Qosmio models that came out after SB hit the mobile market happened to possess backlit keyboards and use the same everything that my machine uses. The only issue is that I don't know if that keyboard requires another type of connection to the motherboard. Is there anyway to check? o.O
It will most likely require two ribbon connectors. All back-lit keyboards that i've seen have the two. 1 for the power to the keyboard and data and usually a thin one that provides power to LEDs in the keyboard itself. Also, sometimes there is a data feed that will let you change the brightness of the lights.

**EDIT**

This is what you're looking for

You'll have to take off the current keyboard and check to see if you have the slot to put the second ribbon in. If your motherboard doesn't have one, then you're out of luck unfortunately.
Edited by nakano2k1 - 10/6/11 at 4:51pm
 
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