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MacBook Air - Keyboard Backlight


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I'm not sure what the problem is, but it seems not even an OS reinstall helps.

I have and intermittent problem where I can't turn on the keyboard backlight. I hit fn-F6 and the little display comes up but there is a circle with a line through it. If I leave it alone for a little while, the backlight will come on by itself, stay on for a little bit, then go out and I won't be able to turn it on again.

Any suggestions on a) things to check or b) something to do to fix this??

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If the light sensor detects enough light you wont be able to adjust it. Have you tried it in a dark room. The other option is Lab Tick which allows you to have it on all the time and what brightness or always off.
http://labtick.proculo.de/

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That would explain why it seems to "intermittently" work. I even called Apple and they had no idea short of reinstalling OSX.

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