MBP keyboard backlighting disabled???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by R1ch, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. R1ch macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    My 1 month old MBP SR has a problem. The keyboard no longer illuminates either automatically or manually. When I try to use the F9 or F10 keys it does nothing except show the on screen display for the backlighting - but under the illumination bars it has a circle with a line through it. I have all the very latest updates etc. Can anyone help?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    F9 and F10 can only work if it's dark enough for the illuminated keyboard to come on. Take it into a dark room and hit F8 to try to toggle the illumination on and off. You can also check System Preferences --> Keyboard & Mouse --> Keyboard to make sure the option is turned on.

    You can also use Lab Tick to force the illumination to come on in whatever ambient light conditions you have. It's a good way to make sure it isn't working if you can't get it to come on any other way.
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    was looking for something like that thanks :)

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