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[W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

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[W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

#1 Post by Blazer » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:46 am

I am trying to find a new Backlit UKE (UK Enhanced?) genuine keyboard for my W530.

I found one on eBay which is FRU: 04X1382 CS12 B/L KBD UKE SRX - Secondary

What does Secondary mean?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223437665803

How can I tell by the photos if the keyboard is genuine?

Should I be looking for a Primary keyboard instead?

Where do others get their keyboards from?

Thanks
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Re: [W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am

That SRX is not even "Secondary", according to other users it should be "Last-And-Only-If-You-Are-Desperate".
Look for at least a Chicony (CHY) or better: LiteOn (LTN) keyboard.

And do you really need KB backlight?
After all that W530 still has the Thinklight (near the webcam)!
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Re: [W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

#3 Post by Blazer » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:52 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am
That SRX is not even "Secondary", according to other users it should be "Last-And-Only-If-You-Are-Desperate".
Look for at least a Chicony (CHY) or better: LiteOn (LTN) keyboard.

And do you really need KB backlight?
After all that W530 still has the Thinklight (near the webcam)!
Where does it say that it is an SRX?

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Re: [W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

#4 Post by Blazer » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:03 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am
That SRX is not even "Secondary", according to other users it should be "Last-And-Only-If-You-Are-Desperate".
Look for at least a Chicony (CHY) or better: LiteOn (LTN) keyboard.

And do you really need KB backlight?
After all that W530 still has the Thinklight (near the webcam)!
This one is a LiteOn but not backlit :(

https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/254156902721

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Re: [W530] How to find a genuine UKE Backlit Keyboard

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Blazer wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:52 am
Where does it say that it is an SRX?
YOU said so, as well as the W530 partslist:
FRU: 04X1382 CS12 B/L KBD UKE SRX - Secondary
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