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Released in January 2016, the ThinkPad X260 is a business laptop with a sturdy build quality and a 12-inch screen.

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Where can I buy a Backlit keyboard for lenovo X260

I want to replace my keyboard. I have found one here Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and X260 Keyboard but it is not said if the keyboard is backlit. If you have other webshop, Im interested.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and X260 Keyboard


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Hi @bastiencoco,

It is a backlit keyboard IF the model that you get is the model shown in the image of the part in the link you posted.

On the back of the keyboard (click on 2nd image in the link you posted and zoom) the part number (FRU) shown is 01AV500.

This is the part number for a USA Edition i.e. USA keyboard, Chicony (manufacturer) Backlit keyboard.

If buying from ifixit contact them regarding the FRU number of the keyboard and then check it against the parts list linked below to verify if it is a backlit keyboard or not.

Here’s a link to the parts for the laptop.

Click on Select Commodity > Keyboard Internal (162) to find the part numbers for all the types of keyboards available for the model.

The keyboards are country specific so the country code is shown for each one in the part description. It will also show whether it is backlit or not. Note: There are 17 pages in the results for keyboards. Select the page number at the bottom of the list

For example:

internal, USE, Liteon, backlit, part # 01AV540 = internal - incorporated in laptop, USE - USA Edition, LiteOn - manufacturer of keyboard, Backlit, & part number.

internal, TWN, Liteon, backlit part # 01AV573 = internal - incorporated in laptop, TWN - Taiwan, LiteOn - manufacturer of keyboard, Backlit, & part number.

Internal, FRA, Liteon, backlit part # 01AV551 = internal - incorporated in laptop, FRA - France, LiteOn - manufacturer of keyboard, Backlit, & part number.

Once you have found the keyboard appropriate to your particular requirements, search online using the part number only of the keyboard, to get results for suppliers that suit you best.

Here’s the hardware maintenance manual for the laptop. Go to p.84 to view the necessary pre-requisite steps and then the procedure to remove/replace the keyboard. You have to nearly completely dis-assemble the laptop to do this.

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