Boot Camp 3.1 and uMBP keyboard light

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DualShock, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. DualShock macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Would have checked this myself but I haven't gotten around to installing Boot Camp 3.1 yet.

    Anyone with a uMBP try to see if Boot Camp 3.1 allows the keyboard light to completely shut off in Windows 7?

    I described it more here.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jon31rm macrumors member

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    Updated last night.

    Back-lit keyboard still won't turn off. :mad:

    Tap-to-click also doesn't work if you're resting your thumb on the trackpad.
     
  3. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    anyone know if this helps turn it off on XP or Vista?
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    my keyboard in Win 7 turns off when I use the laptop in a room with bright lights, otherwise in a room with less light, even on the lowest setting the keyboard backlight is still on.

    What really ticks me off though that the keyboard backlight is at maximum brightness after every reboot (once being used).
     
  5. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    um. that is kind of the point of the topic. way to be a doofus
     
  6. tslewis macrumors member

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    This is extremely lame, I mean how hard can it be for Apple to update this? This has been an issue for over 12 months
     
  7. CTShyGuy1721 macrumors newbie

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    MBP Lights (Temporary Fix)

    The only fix I found was to go to the task manager (Ctrl+Option+Delete) and kill the boocamp.exe process. After killing the process put your computer to sleep. When you wake up from sleep your keyboard lights will be off, however many bootcamp funcions will not work anymore (such as f10/f11 sound control, f12 eject, f1/f2 screen brightness,etc).
     
  8. aiterum macrumors 6502

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    no. its been an issue for over almost 2 years now. I have an early 2008 MBP and its aways done it on mine .
     
  9. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    Apple is not fixing many boot camp issues by purpose. Or... do we have people here who miraculously believe otherwise?
     
  10. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    HA. If by "12 months" you mean "since day 1" then yes.
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    More than that. AFAIK it's been this way since the beginning.
     

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