Keyboard not illuminate

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cool11, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    Macbook pro early 2011.
    10.7.3
    I can't remember how many months they are, since I used illuminated keyboard.
    But today, I really need it.
    So, I went to system preferences, keyboard, and checked 'automatically illuminate...'.
    I turned off the lights in my room.
    Guess what: keyboard did not illuminated.

    Why? Is there a problem? What can I do to illuminate mbp keyboard?
     
  2. soco macrumors 68030

    soco

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    Did you try the buttons on the keyboard itself? Otherwise just hit up the Apple store.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Hold a hand in front of the camera on top of the display and see if that helps.
     
  4. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Specifically the small maroon-coloured ambient light sensor to the left of the camera.
     
  5. soco macrumors 68030

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    Does that kind of trickery reset the sensor's calibration? I'd love to do that for my MBA's brightness sensitivity.
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    No, it's just a method to check whether the sensor is working.
     
  7. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    Wow! Such a fast solution!
    I did not even remembered about these keys...
    I pressed them and voila, keyboard illuminate.
    It was so strange to me, check the checkbox and nothing happend.
    Should I had to remeber, that someday in the past, I had turned off illumination by using keys?

    In any case, thanks guys! :)
     
  8. soco macrumors 68030

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    Cool. :cool:
     

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