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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Hi I just got my Edge 14" (Also my first thinkpad) yesterday, and the keyboard backlight isn't on, does anyone know where the setting is or what the keyboard shortcut is to turn it on?


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Welcome to thinkpads.com!

From what I gather not all Edge systems will have the backlit keyboard option. If yours does, then this document:

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... 5y4358.pdf

says that it's controlled by the Fn+Space key combination.

ref: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-74375 (Setup Guide - ThinkPad Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge E40 and Edge E50)
ref: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-75225 (Service and Troubleshooting Guide)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:11 pm 
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rkawakami wrote:
Welcome to thinkpads.com!

From what I gather not all Edge systems will have the backlit keyboard option. If yours does, then this document:

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... 5y4358.pdf

says that it's controlled by the Fn+Space key combination.

ref: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-74375 (Setup Guide - ThinkPad Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge E40 and Edge E50)
ref: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-75225 (Service and Troubleshooting Guide)


Thanks, I'm a little irked because I can't find out exactly what causes it to come with the backlight- (I got it custom ordered and back light was not even an option- silly me assumed it was standard.) I can't even send it back because I need it for a month-long business trip I'm going on in a week. I know it's a small feature- but it's one I really wanted. 'specially cause the Edge doesn't have the thinklight.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:21 pm 
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You might want to get a USB "Snakelight" to provide some illumination.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:14 am 
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Just busted out the manual from the box. Definitely reads "FN + (Space Bar)"... of course, doesnt work... NUTS.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:54 am 
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Hi,

I bought thinkpad edge 0578-PNQ which doesn't come with backlit keyboard. Now that I want to embed the same, how do I do that?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:16 pm 
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My T430 does have backlight since it comes on for a few seconds at start up.

Any idea how to turn it on and off?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:32 pm 
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Nevermind... I found out that when you guys said push FN you meant the button titled fn and not the F button and then the N button.


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