Bootcamp 1.3 - MBP freezes adjusting brightness

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sotl, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. sotl macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007

    I hope someone can provide some help for this issue I'm having. I'm using bootcamp 1.3 drivers + Vista 32bit. On startup the brightness is at maximum. I can go one tick lower by hitting Fn+F1 (the smaller sun) and all is well. If I try going down one more tick my computer freezes each and every time so I only have 2 brightness settings. Luckily, the second to last tick is noticeably less bright than maximum so for the mean time it's not unbearable. I've formatted and reinstalled vista about 3 times now and didn't have this problem with bootcamp 1.2. It always occurs with 1.3, though.
  2. adoptme macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
    mac adjusting brightness on Vista

    Solution: (Vista Ultimate)
    Start >> Control Panel >> (Classic View) >> Boot Camp >> Brightness (tab)
    Then: --Adjust Dim to Bright--

    Good luck.
  3. wgilles macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2008
    Why don't you try the boot camp 2.1 drivers. They are available on Apple's download page.
  4. adoptme macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2008
    Boot Camp 2.1

    I tried to install Boot Camp 2.1 and it would not install properly, so the following solution might work for other people have the same problem as I did--however, upon reinstallation of the original Boot Camp discs that came with the OSX Leopard, all else worked.

    Solution: (Vista Ultimate)
    first try installing the new drivers from the Mac Support website, or try to reinstall the drivers on your original Mac OS X install disc 1 CD.

    If that doesn't work, Dmitri has developed a beta 3.0 software that enables the keyboard backlight to work, and you would also be able to adjust the sensitivity too, which i thought was definitely a great feature:


    Good luck.

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