Keyboard Illumination Always On

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Howard54, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Howard54 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2009
    I purchased a new MBA 13 about a week ago. All is mostly going well except that the keyboard illumination will not shut down, regardless of the level of the ambient light in the room. This happens whether the box is checked or not in the keyboard system settings. As a result of this (I think), the battery life is very disappointing.

    Has this happened to anyone else and is there a quick fix, or do I need to take it back to Apple?
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    so adjust it manually with the f5 and f6 keys
  3. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Mine is fine. My MBA back-lit keys turn off after 10 secs. when not in use. It illuminates once I start to type.
  4. jj48 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    If you're convinced you have got the right setting then give apple a call - it can't hurt to see what they say. I doubt it is really impacting battery life enough to the point where it is very disappointing though - I have a nasty feeling you will be disappointed with battery life without keyboard backlighting at all.

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