Keyboard Backlighting Stopped Working

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So today I connected my 13" Macbook Pro to my TV for the first time. Now after disconnecting it from the TV the backlighting stopped working. When I pressed the increase brightness button for the keyboard the brightness scale pops up but it has a circle with a line through it, telling me it's not working. I have no idea why this happened or how to fix this.


UPDATE: Apparently it only works in very low light conditions. This is strange because I could of swore I used to be able to adjust the keyboard brightness in this same lighting.
 

WickedPuddin

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So today I connected my 13" Macbook Pro to my TV for the first time. Now after disconnecting it from the TV the backlighting stopped working. When I pressed the increase brightness button for the keyboard the brightness scale pops up but it has a circle with a line through it, telling me it's not working. I have no idea why this happened or how to fix this.


UPDATE: Apparently it only works in very low light conditions. This is strange because I could of swore I used to be able to adjust the keyboard brightness in this same lighting.
You can fix this by going into system preferences -> Keyboard and uncheck the illuminate only in low light option.

 
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Resist

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It already was unchecked. But it seems to check this automatically when in low light conditions.

Maybe I'm just remembered incorrectly how it was before. To many beers I guess.
 
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