cannot turn on keyboard illumination

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by schmintan, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. schmintan macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    i try to turn up the brightness of my keyboard when dark, by pressing fn + F10 but rather than the little brightness icon comming up and showing me the brightness level, it has a little circle with a line through it. how do i turn keyboard illumination on? also, when i cover the light sensors the screen gets darker, and the keyboard illununation does not come on.
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    In system preferences->keyboard->illuminate in low-light conditions
    just check the box.
  3. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    done that already. doesnt make any difference
  4. Bunsen Burner macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2006
    I think you've got a flaky keyboard. The shift keys do not seem to work at all and other keys seem intermittent.

  5. mantic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2007
    you can only adjust it that way if the room you're in is dark enough to enable the keyboard to light up. If you're trying to adjust it in a bright room it's going to show the screen you're getting.
  6. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    rang apple and got sorted. i had to remove the battery and the power, and hold the power key for 5 secs, to reset the power saving settings. it worked after that

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