keyboard backlight stopped working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mansanas, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. mansanas macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2010
    so i installed windows 7 on bootcamp, i noticed that the keyboard backlight keys to adjust the keyboard backlight arent working.
    then i switched over to the mac os, and it also stopped working there!

    whenever i press the keys, the transparent box shows up but the bars do not move, it is currently off, and it also has that crossed out circle symbol.

    please help.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Maybe it's too bright.

    Hold you hand in front of the iSight camera and cover it and then try again with the keyboard brightness keys.
  3. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    If your surrounds are "too" bright the keyboard will not light up...

    Try putting your thumb over the ambient light sensor and adjust...
  4. mansanas thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2010
    oh wth?! it worked! thanks guys!

    so u cant turn the keyboard back light at all when its bright? i did not know that.

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