2011 Macbook Pro not automatically lighting keyboard. Any help?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jta98z, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. jta98z macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    Just got a brand new macbook pro. Loving it so far. I did notice however that it seems like the automatic backlight may not be working properly. When I first got it and turned it on the keyboard lit up. I did not need it lit as I was in a lit room so I turned it down. Later that night I took it to my bed in pitch black and the keyboard did not light up on its own. When I put my hand over the light sensor it does not light up. When you change the brightness manually once does it somehow mess up the automatic function?

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. fryday444 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Did you turn it down all the way? Try turning it back up :)
  3. jta98z thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2010
    I turned it back up when I was in my bed with it. When I was done using it I turned the computer off. It was on the lowest setting when i turned it off. Turned it on this morning in a brightly lit room and it was raging bright.
  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    depending on how bright the room is, it will either set the keyboard up very bright or disable it. it all depends on what the light sensor detects.
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    The light might be affecting the ambient light sensor to dim your keyboards.

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