MBP Backlit keyboard flickering

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by callmemike20, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

    callmemike20

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    I have a Mid 2007 MacBook Pro 15in. Recently, the backlit keyboard has been flickering a lot. It seems like even the slightest change in light (even from adjusting the screen brightness) causes the lights to flicker. I used to use the backlight on full brightness, and my screen the same. So, this never was an issue for me. Right now, both are at top brightness, but if I slightly lower my screen brightness, the backlight on the keyboard freaks out. Before, it dimmed smoothly, but not anymore.

    What's wrong?
     
  2. Deeya macrumors member

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    May 14, 2010
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    The light sensors could be dirty, or on the way out.

    Labtick is a free program that lets you override the systems control of the backlighting, that might solve your trouble.
     

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