cannot turn on keyboard illumination

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

  1. schmintan macrumors regular

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    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

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    In system preferences->keyboard->illuminate in low-light conditions
    just check the box.
     
  3. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

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    done that already. doesnt make any difference
     
  4. Bunsen Burner macrumors regular

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

    BB
     
  5. mantic macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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