Backlit keyboard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bret612, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. bret612 macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
    After installing window on macbook pro, my backlit keyboard does not work. Help me to turn it on plz!! Thank you very much
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Reboot into Mac OSX. I don't think Apple provide drivers for it for Windows.
  3. bret612 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2010
    So no way to use backlit keyboard in window.????
    IN mac os, my backlit keyboard still works normally.

    And I also have problem with my sound device in window. after installing driver for sound , my sound work but when I plug headphone in, it doesn't work. How come?
  4. breathesrain macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2010
    That was a little misleading. Backlit keyboard definitely works in windows, as I can see now on my 13" MBP 2010. If you installed the drivers from the DVD and the keyboard won't light up after playing with the lighting controls, reinstall the drivers. Or just pick through the DVD until you find the ones that seem like they'd be for the keyboard, and install those so you don't have to go through the whole process.

    For sound, you need to run the Apple software update program and download the update to bootcamp. It was a bug with the audio driver that shipped on the DVD.
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    I run W7 on a VM (not bootcamp) and backlit works fine.
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    The only problem with the Boot Camp drivers for this is that the backlight cannot be turned off, so you must not have installed the BC drivers as breathesrain indicates.

    If not being able to turn them off annoys you enough, please install powerplan7 from


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