Bootcamp 1.3 - MBP freezes adjusting brightness

sotl

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 14, 2007
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Hello,

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.
 

adoptme

macrumors newbie
May 2, 2008
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mac adjusting brightness on Vista

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

Good luck.
 

wgilles

macrumors 6502
Feb 21, 2008
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Why don't you try the boot camp 2.1 drivers. They are available on Apple's download page.
 

adoptme

macrumors newbie
May 2, 2008
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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:

link: http://dmitri.v.googlepages.com/macbooktraytools

Good luck.