New SR MBP & screen darkening

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Am3822, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    In the old CD / C2D macbook pros there was a `feature` which caused the screen to darken after a few seconds of inactivity -- is this still the case for the new SR macbook pros?
     
  2. chaoticprout macrumors member

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    It def. does it with my 15" SR MBP after like 20-30 seconds.
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    ...and of course this can be changed in the power management area of System Preferences.
     
  4. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    not sure if this is what yr talking about, but i noticed that holding my hands over the speakers causes the display to dim and removing them causes it to brighten back up. weird.
     
  5. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    That's because the ambient light sensor which is used to dim the display and control keyboard back lighting is located under the grills. More specifically the left one I believe.
     
  6. Am3822 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, in the `old` MBPs, changing the power management settings had no effect on this behaviour (it may look like a power management thing, but it's not controlled by it). I think that Apple went as far as to define it as a bug in their knowledgebase (though I can't find the link off-hand).
     

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