Is my backlight sensor broken?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vader1990, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2008

    I have a question about the backlight sensor. The previous generation macbook pro's, I remember, I could simply cover the speakers with my palms on both sides of the keyboard and the keyboard would easily light up. But now it no longer does? In fact, I've enabled the automatic keyboard illumination, but in fully bright rooms, it will still be faintly lit, and then if i go into pitch black rooms, the light level will remain the same, it never changes to adjust for the room?! what gives? is this normal? am I doing something wrong?

    thanks for the help guys!
  2. crazyrog17 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2009
    Cover your iSight. The sensor is next to it.
  3. James Cole macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Yep sensor has changed location (much better) classic MBP sensor tend get affected by screen brightness.... which pretty much makes them pointless on some conditions...

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