MBP 17" 2010 - F5/6 Keyboard Backlight Buttons Not Working

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  1. harrisxml macrumors newbie

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    My F5/6 keyboard back-light buttons have always worked. I tried pressing them today and they no longer allow me to adjust the keyboard back-light brightness.

    Here's the image I get when i hit one of those buttons:
    http://twitpic.com/2uojmf

    Please don't tell me to cover the light sensor, I've tried it and it does not reactivate the buttons. I've even gone into a closed, no window, bathroom in the pitch black and the buttons still don't work.
     
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  3. harrisxml thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I restarted. Trying the user account thing.
     
  4. harrisxml thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The user account thing didn't work either. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
     
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  6. MacBookPr0 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Something is broken call apple care
     
  7. MacBookPr0 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8G4 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It just means the computer thinks it's bright enough to not need te keyboar backlight. Just cover the area around the cam with your thumb and try it
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    ^this. Computer thinks its too bright to enable the keyboard backlight.
     

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