Asus R501vb Baklit keyboard upgrade

cristi_pitbull

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Hi,

I have a Asus R501VB and it has a regular no-backlit keyboard. I bought a new one from amazon, with backlit(2 ribbons) and mounted it ( 2 hours of hard work!!!! )

The problem is that it does not work.

I've tried :
-FN+ F3/F4(nothing, not even the inc/dec level like if you use for brightness)
-While BIOS boots there is no light, not even for 1 sec
-It is well inserted in slot( the backlit ribbon) , next to the keyboard ribbon slot.

I'm out of ideas !
I kindly ask for you help, any suggestion is welcome but i need the help especially from guys who use( and maybe who do maintenance to) Asus products.

Thank you very much,
Chris
 

cristi_pitbull

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Mobo is n56vb (Aida, SIW) if it helps.
 

cristi_pitbull

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So i've done some measuring on my n56vb, directly on the backlit ribbon slot and saw that it has a +(5v) but has no -(minus) ! I could do the -(minus) myself manualy but a friend sayd it's risky. So is it possible that the bios is responsable for this situation ? Is it electronicaly activated by doing the grounding? Cuz the keyboard works.. I've tested it with a 3v battery on +/-and it lights up! So the laptop is the problem... MAN
 

cristi_pitbull

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Problem solved using Gary Key's method(google it)

It's sad nobody even tried to help here.
No worry i will post the solution when I get home so i can upload the tools.

Cheers !
Chris
 
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