Also known as the GS70 Stealth, this 17" gaming laptop was released in summer 2013 by Micro-Star International. Identified by the model number MS-1772.

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Change QWERTY for AZERTY keyboard

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I wonder if it is possible to change the QWERTY keyboard of the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro with an AZERTY one.

How would I be able to do that? Where to order? How to replace?

At this moment this is my most pressing concern in buying the device.

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Bavo

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Hi

Thank you for your answer. I have been searching too and I found that MSI is selling them with azerty keyboards: MSI GS70 2PE-044BE

The 044BE is Belgian country code.

The QWERTY version on amazon is around 400eur cheaper. I figured for that price I can order an azerty replacement keyboard and install it myself. Do you think that will work? Where would I be able to buy such a replacement keyboard?

Besides, the keyboard has transparent glowing letters. Putting stickers on it would kill that feature.

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the keys are safely removable and replaceable if your carefull. they are standard scissor keys and the only trick is working out the individual orientation of each key. besides that you should avoid removing them more than necessary as there is a pair of plastic 'snap in' joins for each key.

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you can simply tell windows its a different type but chicklet keys on laptops break easily so you dont want to try to physically move them around, my best suggestion is find stickers of some type to change the lettering

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Hi,

I owned an MSI GS70 Stealth for 3 years. It came with an AZERTY (FR) keyboard. Last month, some keys became not working. I went to the local computer store to change the keyboard. They are selling MSI laptops, that's a reason for which I went there, but they told me they were unable to find this kind of keyboard. I paid 40 EUR they refund me. I had to buy another laptop (not MSI).

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Usually, you can try to change the whole keyboard. it's safer than changing separate keys, but more in-depth than using stickers.

MSI provides guides for the complete teardown of their machines, as a PDF, with photos, references parts number, references for each screw, and torque applied to each screw (it's far more that you would expect from any teardown guide xD )

You model seems to be chassis MS1771 : https://forum-en.msi.com/faq/uploads/172...

From here, you can search for an AZERTY keyboard which matches your part number. Although I can somewhat recommand Aliexpress because they're basically the open doors of all chinese factories, you may want to take a closer look to you regular shops around you ! For my MSI laptop (a CX61-2PC, so the chassis reference is MSI16GB), I could find an AZERTY keyboard replacement at a local store in Rennes, France. Peel down every page on Google with the part number you're searching for, and you may find a store near you where you can order a new keyboard ! (I had an extreme luck living in Rennes and having that precise shop in Rennes that could order my keyboard, and for a smaller price than what I found on Aliexpress !)

(you may find that part number while looking at Aliexpress beforehand, I already had the part number because I had to change my keyboard for the same one, it was dead).

I know this topic is 2 years old but maybe somemone passing by will read this and be grateful. I hope it may help someone ^_^

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