i accidently turned my keyboard light off, plz help

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  1. 00 Raiser macrumors newbie

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    i tried pressing F6 but it doesnt work, any advice coz im new to mac :eek: :apple:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Which mac? A notebook? Did you try one of the two buttons next to the "off" button? I think it has a big sun like image and a little sun like image.
     
  3. 00 Raiser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah its a laptop, its the macbook pro 13 inch
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Maybe you need to try what I said to try and see what happens. ;)
     
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  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    That's screen brightness. Keyboard brightness is F5 and F6.
     
  8. G.T. macrumors 6502a

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    It'll be fn (in bottom left corner) + F6 at same time
     
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

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    By default, you don't need to use the Fn key.
     
  10. G.T. macrumors 6502a

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    Oops my mistake forget using the fn key, don't know why I said that cause I don't need to use it lol. I was think he needed to use the f6 key sorry. Yeah so all you need to do if hit the f6 key or which ever one you have that has the big symbol of a line and a semi circle of dashes representing light
     
  11. 00 Raiser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i tried f6, there was this circle and a slash inside it, an im pretty sure that its NOT broken
     
  12. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You're hitting the right key, so get it to a darker room. Mine won't turn on either when the ambient light is bright enough.
     
  13. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Put your hand over the isight. Or if you're in a dark room shine a light into it.
     
  14. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Aren't those activities exactly opposite? Putting your finger/hand over the iSight would be the correct option. Shining a light into it would resemble being outside in the daytime.
     
  15. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm amazed nobody's told the OP to check System Preferences, in the Keyboard pane. There's a setting there for whether to use the Ambient Light Sensor or not. If that's turned on, and the room's too light to trigger the sensor, that would explain the behavior. Also worth a try is turning that setting off and using F5/F6 to manually control the backlight.
     
  16. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah turn the sensor off, i just found it annoying.
     
  17. 00 Raiser thread starter macrumors newbie

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  18. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I actually like it and find it better than punching F5 or F6 all the time.
     
  19. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I forgot to say that that's a way to test its functionality. sry. :eek:
     
  20. Aaronjumps macrumors newbie

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    Check out a free app called "Lab Tick", it will put a icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen that will control the keyboard illumination without having to mess with keyboard.
     
  21. dandaman2 macrumors regular

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    yeah, too much light. if you want to be sure it's not broken, hold your finger over the light sensor, right to the left of the iSight cam.
     

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