Backlit keyboard keeps turning off

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Big Stevie, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Big Stevie

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    #1
    The backlit keyboard on my 2012 MacBook Pro sometimes decides to just turn itself off at random. Usually it comes back on again, or I have to power off and back on for it to work. Any ideas why please?
     
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    xShane

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    It's not random. The backlit keyboard adjusts its own light based off the light in your environment, as does the screen lighting.

    You're probably in a well lit environment, so the backlit keyboard turns off as the computer thinks you don't need it.

    You can disable this in the System Preferences.
     
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    Big Stevie

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    Thanks xShane, I didnt realise that. I'll keep an eye on it and see if thats the cause :)
     

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