Backlit Keyboard, Won't turn off using Quicktime/VLC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markked, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. markked macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2009
    Okay this is very weird. I have an issue with the backlight of the keyboard on my recently purchased Macbook Pro - where it doesn't/fails to turn off when watching a movie on Quicktime or VLC player in window or full screen mode.

    Whats weird is that when its set to 5 seconds, it turns off fine, on cue.

    But when the light settings in the preferences pane is set to anything higher (10sec, 1 minute, etc) it doesn't turn off when the time is elapsed with no mouse/keyboard activity. Trust me, I checked multiple times with my watch stopwatch to confirm it haha.

    Other people have reported the problem on Apple Discussions here:

    Anyone recreate/experience the above problem?
  2. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    Because the computer is actively running an application, the keyboard stays on. That's my guess :D

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