MBP light sensor?

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

  1. foxpat macrumors newbie

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    Jan 16, 2010
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    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

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    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

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    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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