Does any one else have this problem with new MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JohnnyLowGun, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. JohnnyLowGun macrumors newbie

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    So I took the leap and bought a base model Penryn MBP. So far I love it.

    Heres my problem...if my hand gets near or rests on the left speaker the screen dims.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. DocSmitty macrumors regular

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    One of the ambient light sensors is behind the left speaker grill (think there's another on the right) so if you block it, the screen dims as it thinks you are in a dark environment. In system preferences > display right under the resolution list, there is a check box for 'dim screen as ambient light changes'

    that will disable the feature.
     
  3. JohnnyLowGun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I figured thats what it was just wanted to make sure my metal bracelet wasn't interfering with anything
     
  4. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    Just gave it a try, only does that for me if I put my hands over both speakers.
     
  5. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    Yes, if you put your hands on both speakers the keyboard lights up.... :p
     
  6. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that was annoying :p. It certainly makes you aware of it's Mighty ambient light sensor. Thanks for the tip, macrumors proves most useful as always.
     

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