Can't turn on KeyB light if the room is well illuminated

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  1. Rapinarius macrumors newbie

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    MacBookPro4,1
    Mac OS X 10.5.6

    I just notice this, can help?

    If the room is well illuminated ,
    with or without battery ;
    with the syst pref/keyb/ iluminated on low light condition on or off

    the short cuts in the keybord to raise the light don+t work!!?

    Well they work the button works and a graphical image apears, same as if it worked normaly but it has a forbiden signal...
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    this is because it's only supposed to be for low light situations. i think the older generations allowed you to use it but i have noticed that the unibody's dont let you.
     
  3. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Previous gen MBP's didn't allow it either.

    If you want illuminated keys, you have to be in a dark setting.
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    huh i could have sworn my friends early '08 model had it's backlight on all the time no matter what the conditions. but i will take your word for it seeing as i never owned one.
     
  5. Rapinarius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hum, .. . ok I'm still new to os x , but is there a way to disable the light sensors?
    menu or in terminal ?


    grateful for the promptly replys
     
  6. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    You can disable the automatic keyboard illumination or screen brightness settings. But this in anyway will not allow you to adjust the keyboard light when you're in a setting with ample light.
     
  7. Rapinarius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but cant we do anything in th e command line,

    disable the hw the controller or the drv ? if we kill the light sensor it would never interfere .

    thks for the help
     
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    Yeah it's a handy little app but I'm not sure how stable it is. It caused the keyboard lighting to flicker occasionally so I disabled it and only turn it on when osx doesnt let me adjust the lighting.
    Wonder if that's just my mbp or have others noticed it
     
  13. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm why would you want the backlight on in a light room? I kind of have to agree with Apple on this one, it's just a waste of battery otherwise.
    Only have got to use a powerbook with backlighting on it and haven't seen much of the point to have it on even in a dark room, so I am interested to hear the logic behind using it in a well lit room where you can read the keys.
     
  14. Rapinarius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well in regard to the flickering thing he does this on is own even without the lab.. ap, or u cover the sensors witch are located above the speakers , or\and the sensitivity of the sensor could be better calibrated.

    And answering the last post, imagine this, morning and your on the kitchen , there's light so the KB wont light up, but the best fixture of the amb light is (and i still didn't notice this on other brands) is that the Chars of each key are extremely well lit up (even in the lowest possible setting) and its great help do any one who either doesn't get along with pc's or with lacking eye site.

    I thing i'm not in any of those groups but still find it very help full.

    The command posted above worked fine and solved the thing

    I Want to thank all of your help...
    regards
     

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