Keyboard illumination won't work properly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by v2club, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. v2club macrumors regular

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    In low light the keyboard is illuminated, but in a brighter light the keyboard gets brighter instead of switching off. Does anybody know why?
     
  2. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    Mine does exactly the same thing. In the dark it is illuminated, when there is some light, it gets brighter. When there is a lot of light, like outside or in a very good lightened room, it switches of completely.
     
  3. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's supposed to.
     
  4. v2club thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I don't know if I explained it wrong or you got it wrong, but mine keyboard does exactly the opposite of what it suppose to. When it's dark in the room and it gets brighter the keyboard suppose to switch off the illumination, simply because it is bright in the room and the keyboard is visible. However the keyboard of my MBP gets brighter!
     
  5. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really have an answer for you...You could just use f5/f6 to manually change the lighting (I know it's not the automatic change you're looking for).
     
  6. bb426 macrumors 6502

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  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It's normal, it gets brighter to offer more contrast until it judges there is enough light for it to turn off.

    You're seeing perfectly normal behaviour here. You don't need the keyboard to be fully bright in the dark, just a little bit of light is plenty to see by, as it gets brighter in the room, so does the keyboard, because the brighter it is, the more backlighting you need to view the contrast(just like on an LCD), once you reach a certain level, it turns off.

    I don't see what your problem is.
     
  8. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    I concur. :D

    If you have an iPhone or iDevice, you will notice the similar behavior.
     

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