new MBP, display brightness changes with tilt??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iwanttogarden, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. iwanttogarden macrumors member

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    So my brightness levels keep getting changed from what I set it to. Now I finally figured out why!

    The brightness level changes by how far back I tilt the display... Basically the closer it is to 180 degrees the brighter, the closer it is to being closed, the darker the screen is.

    Is this a feature? My last Apple laptop was an iBook, so this is weird to me.


    :::::: Ignore this, I'm an idiot :) ::::::
     
  2. iwanttogarden thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok it is a feature, "Automatically change brightness as ambient light changes".
    Freaked me out! Well this fixes a huge complaint of mine haha.
     
  3. rs7 macrumors regular

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    I would guess the ambient light sensor....you're probably pointing it towards your lights :) . I accidently figured out the sensor is either the iSight camera...or it's located right near it. Put your finger over the camera.
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    It's right next to it. Just to the left. Look REALLY close with just the right light, and you'll see it.
     

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