View Full Version : Keyboard Backlight stopped working?? (SOLVED)

Oct 16, 2011, 07:58 AM
Ok so I was just watching a video when the keyboard backlight turned off, flashed on once, and now it shows a 'Backlight Disabled icon' best described this screenshot:


It has flashed on a couple of times briefly in the last few mins, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Any thoughts? Any way I can get it working?


Oct 16, 2011, 08:01 AM
That is NOT the backlight of the display, but the backlight of the keyboard, which can't be used, if the room is too bright. Cover the iSight/Facetime camera with your hand and with the other press the F5/F6 keys to activate the keyboard backlight.


Have you tried an SMC reset yet?
Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964)

Oct 16, 2011, 08:06 AM
Sorry yes Keyboard backlight - covering the camera has worked so I guess it's too bright (although it's the first time I've ever seen it happen and it rarely leaves this room!).

Thanks for the quick reply, I had no idea that a feature was that it would turn off so its good to know :D