MBP light sensor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by foxpat, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. foxpat macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hi all,
    So I've recently purchased the new 13" MBP, and to my understanding, there is a light sensor that turns up the brightness of the backlit keyboard and screen when in dark environments.

    However, the problem with my MBP is that when I turn on the lights in my room, the screen brightness and backlit keyboard both turn brighter, and when I turn off the lights, the screen and keyboard grow dimmer, which is exactly the opposite of what is supposed to happen.

    Is there a setting that I can adjust to fix this? or is it a hardware problem with my lighting sensor and I will have to take it back to apple?

    Thank you
  2. camgrant84 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009
    mine does the same. i assumed it was normal since less light is needed to see the screen in a dark environment
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    What it's doing is exactly what its supposed to, for reasons stated by camgrant84.

    You can control the screen by disabiling auto adjustment.

    For keyboard illumination the controls are a little wonky for some reason. Download Lab Tick to have full control .

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