backlit keyboard trouble

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by valiechemicalie, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. valiechemicalie macrumors member

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    When i push the F5 or F6 key there is the sign of the backlit but with a forbidden sign and i wont turn the lights on...
    What is wrong?
     
  2. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    The backlight needs to be active before you can change the brightness. Put your hand over the ambient light sensor (which I believe to be near to the iSight) to activate the keyboard backlight, and then you can adjust the brightness.
     
  3. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    Thnx, but you cant activate backlight when the macbook thinks there is enough light?
     
  4. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I think Apple designed this feature strictly for use in the dark and so when the MacBook perceives enough light it kills the backlight. Which in a way is good because if you were outside on a bright day and didn't know the backlight was on your could drain your battery faster than necessary.
     
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    There should be a key that turns the back-lighting on or off. Make sure it's on, then you can change the brightness.
     
  6. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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    where is it?
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I have a 2006 Macbook Pro and it's right next to the buttons that make the back-lighting go up and down in brightness. The symbol just looks like a minus sign. I don't know if the new Macbooks have it or not.
     
  8. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    They do not, neither do the new evolution MacBook Pros.
     
  9. valiechemicalie thread starter macrumors member

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