Upgrading the keyboard

A project log for Upgrading my laptop

Upgrading a Dell laptop [Inspiron 7520] from a non-backlit keyboard to a backlit keyboard and a 768p display to 1080p (FHD) display

kumar-abhishekKumar, Abhishek 11/30/2015 at 08:180 Comments

This was too easy. No screws need to be removed to extract the keyboard, all needed is to pop two tabs with the fingernail and the keyboard lifts off the palmrest very easily.

The original keyboard uses one FPC but the backlit keyboard uses two: One for the keyboard and the other for the backlight. I could see the connector for the backlight on the motherboard. Removed one connector and plugged two in, rebooted and boom. A backlit keyboard!