Keyboard not Lighting up on my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spring, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. spring macrumors regular

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    I'm in the libary right now using the laptop battery and I can't seem to turn on the keyboard back-light. Everytime I press the F8,F9,F10 keys I just get the little pop up menu with a "do not enter" type icon. I went to system preferences to make sure I turned the option on and the keyboard still won't light up. Is it because I'm using the battery?

    (Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's my first Mac and I just got it 2 days ago, so I'm still trying to get accustomed to it.)
     
  2. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

    Cyclotrode

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    The keyboard backlight will only come on when you're in low light situations.

    However, if you want to be able to turn it on any time you want, I did a search and there is a program called Lab Tick that may do what you want.

    http://labtick.proculo.de/
     
  3. spring thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I put papers on the speakers and that solved my problem. Beforehand I was just using my hand, so it was still probably bright enough not to trigger the light sensor.

    I have another question, is it me or is the MBP keyboard not very sensitive? For example, if I don't press the key directly in the middle and/or I press the key somewhat lightly, it doesn't register.
     
  4. Cyclotrode macrumors regular

    Cyclotrode

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    Since you got it a couple of days ago, you're still in the break-in period. After a while you will be fine. Plus it's kind of good that it has some type of sensitivity to avoid accidental keyclicks.
     

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