Keyboard lights doesn't work

Discussion in 'Alienware M15x' started by Clarent, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Clarent

    Clarent Notebook Enthusiast

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    Long story short I bought an m15x with 230usd but the lights from power button, monitor and the keyboard doesn't work.
    The rest like the Alienware's logo behind the screen works perfectly and the touchpad
    I'm not sure that this is because the faulty cable or because the silabs chip problem
    Here is the video of my laptop
     
  2. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    silab chip firmware corrupt, no way to fix without remove and resolder. better to buy a new board, relatively cheap.
     
  3. Clarent

    Clarent Notebook Enthusiast

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    The problem is if it was silabs problem then all the lights would not work at all while the lights can be seen to be working except the power button, keyboard and the Alienware writing on the monitor, i can't afford a new board due Alienware doesnt have distributor in my country.
     
  4. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Deity

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    Likely an uplugged ribbon cable? Did you buy the laptop knowing it was "broken"?
     
  5. Clarent

    Clarent Notebook Enthusiast

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    It was third hand laptop, the second owner seems have been told that the lights started malfunctioning after the first owner upgrading the os
     
  6. Raidriar

    Raidriar ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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    I have spare working motherboard and silabs programmer for the motherboard, let me know if you would like to purchase. I got out of the M15x scene, no longer need these.
     
  7. xKilXlerx

    xKilXlerx Notebook Guru

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    Can they change color or not? If not, silabs chip problem
     
  8. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    get a new keyboard ....
     
  9. 2CPU

    2CPU Notebook Consultant

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    can you PM me pricing?
     
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