Keyboard Backlight stopped working?? (SOLVED)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lukekarts, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. lukekarts, Oct 16, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011

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    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:

    http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2470/screenshot20111016at135.png

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    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.


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    Have you tried an SMC reset yet?
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     

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