Computer Support Forum

Acer Swift 3 keyboard backlight not working

Question: Acer Swift 3 keyboard backlight not working

Can Anybody help me, i just bought a acer swift 3 laptop after i download the user manual i check how to turn on the keyboard back light it stated ther that the key is Fn+F9 but when i tried nothing happens. will someone help me with this problem?thanks.

More replies
Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: Acer Swift 3 keyboard backlight not working

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Relevance 76.85%

Hey guys. So just bought this laptop and loving it. One thing though, is there anyway to have the keyboard backlight always  on? Cheers, riddly

Answer:Acer swift 3 - Change keyboard backlight timer?

Hi,Go to Windows Mobility Centre(type in start search), if you have like mine(without KB backlight settings), no you don't have that enabled

5 more replies
Relevance 91.02%

How to enable Keyboard Backlight of Swift 3 (SF314-51)?The manual stated Fn+F9, but there is no resoponse. Is any other function key or software which can enable the Keyboard Backlight? Thank You

Answer:Swift 3 Keyboard Backlight

i have the same problem, please help  the acer websitehttps://www.acer.com/ac/zh/HK/content/series-design/swift3sells on the backlit keyboard on this model but i can't seem to get it working either please help 

9 more replies
Relevance 87.74%

   I just bought a new Acer Aspire S7  . Ive been using the laptop for 2 days abd I have realized that the keyboard backlight has never been on .I have tried several tricks to turn on the light but nothing seems to work key Fn + U + I   ,  Fn + IReset batteryReset default configuration on the BIOSChange power options to high performance I have been always ina  dark room . I just cant make this ligth to turn on I have read that this model of laptops have been presenting these issues very frecuently.  Im so dissapointed with ACER Can somebody help me on this please???Thanks

Answer:keyboard backlight Acer S7-392 not working

Hi there, You may check this video for more information about the computer.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G5eOYp71eU[please check about keybaord review starting 6.00]i have no S7-392 computer but base on forums and videos i've seenkeyboard light is not that easy to notice specially if the room or the place your at is not that or too dark.its like the lighting on some watch.OptionsAt night on your room press and HOLD "Fn key" and keep taping "I" for like 15 times just to make surethis is to make sure that keyboard brightness is on the highest level.Turn off all the lights [make sure the room is dark] and check. If still after this your not able to see any back light or even the Acer logo on the cover lighting upI would suggest to contact Acer for warranty concerns.

3 more replies
Relevance 75.44%

Hi, have an acer swift 1 (SF114-31)Fresh win 10 install - touchpad won't work. Installed ALL drivers off acer website, ran all windows updates. Still no luck, scroll or click. - not even detected by device manager. External mouse fine. Please someone a solution please. And yes have tried FN F7 before someone mention.Thanks.

More replies
Relevance 72.16%

Swift 3 backlight won't come on.
My backlight also won't come on.  I didn't realize until I've transferred all my files!  The FN key works for screen brightness, but not with F9.  I have updated all windows files, and reinstalled keyboard driver.  Help!
 
[Moved for better exposure]

More replies
Relevance 70.93%

I got the Aspire R13 (317T) a couple of days ago, and while I am really enjoying it there's a couple of problems with the keyboard.   The first is that is there any way to completely disable the backlight on the keyboard?  I'm tired of having to manually use the function keys to turn if off every time I open the lid.  This wouldn't be as much of a problem if there wasn't the second issue. Second, when the backlight is all the way up, there is a high pitched buzzing noise comming from the speakers.  I've found a coulple other posts that have the same problem but I don't know if it's a defect or an issue that can be fixed. I really like this laptop but these keyboard issues are starting to make me think I need to return it.Thanks.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Acer Aspire R13 backlight keyboard issues

jjsmall009,
 
As far as the backlight goes, no, you would have to use the keys to turn it off every time.
 
If you are experiencing a high pitch sound only when the backlight is at full brightness we can have our repair technicians look at the unit for you if you'd like.
 
Here is the link to set up repairs online without ever having to call in or you can chat online with a technician (available 24/7).

7 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

Hi!I'm replaced keyboard on keyboard with backlight, but backlight doesn't work. I'm using Linux Mint 18 / Windows 10. Help me pls.

Answer:Acer Aspire v5-531: how turn on keyboard backlight...

Hi,Have you tried pressing Fn+F9 button together or Fn+ any button with a flashing letter A like in the snip below.

9 more replies
Relevance 70.93%

The keyboard backlight keeps on turning off after a minute or so...i just want to know how to keep it turnrd on

More replies
Relevance 70.93%

The keyboard backlight keeps on turning off after a minute or so...i just want to know how to keep it turnrd on

More replies
Relevance 70.93%

The keyboard backlight keeps on turning off after a minute or so...i just want to know how to keep it turnrd on

More replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hello, Ive recently purchased an Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6 Full HD, Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, E5-575G-53VG from amazon. The keyboard shortcut Function + F9 is not doing anything and I cannot get the backlight on the keyboard to come on. Ive checked and all the drivers are recent and I just updated the BIOS to the newest as well. I cannot get the backlit keyboard to function. Please help, I am about to send this thing back before my 30 day warranty is over. I am all out of Ideas...

Answer:Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-53VG No Keyboard Backlight...

I am in the same position as you after buying the laptop from Amazon.  After talking with Acer chat, they have told me that there is no backlight on the model, even though the amazon product description includes a backlit keyboard and there are pictures of the laptop with backlit keyboard in the reviews.  I do not know what to do about the laptop.

9 more replies
Relevance 70.11%

MY LAPTOP DOESNOT HAVE OPTION OF KEYBOARD BACKLIGHT..PLEASE GUIDE ME HOW TO TURN ON KEYBOARD BACKLIGHT I HAVE TRIED FN+F9 KEYS BUT NOT WORKING

Answer:Acer Aspire E5-575G KEYBOARD BACKLIGHT PROBLEM

Hi,Could you please check whether you have a flashing letter A in your F9 button.

1 more replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hi, When I bought my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, it had a keyboard backlight. I upgraded to Windows 10 and lost all the pre-installed software, and I can't get the backlight to turn on anymore. I've tried pressing Fn+F9, which is the only suggestion I've found online so far, and I can't find any missing drivers. Does anyone know how to solve this?

More replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hi, When I bought my Acer Aspire V15 Nitro, it had a keyboard backlight. I upgraded to Windows 10 and lost all the pre-installed software, and I can't get the backlight to turn on anymore. I've tried pressing Fn+F9, which is the only suggestion I've found online so far, and I can't find any missing drivers. Does anyone know how to solve this?

More replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hi all, I just bought an Acer Spin 5 (13") and I wonder whether it's normal to have an uneven backlight (especially the N key which seems to have no LED underneath it...). Is it just me or everybody has that? Here is a photo of the symptom:  Thanks in advance

More replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hello, Ive recently purchased an Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6 Full HD, Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, E5-575G-53VG from amazon. The keyboard shortcut Function + F9 is not doing anything and I cannot get the backlight on the keyboard to come on. Ive checked and all the drivers are recent and I just updated the BIOS to the newest as well. I cannot get the backlit keyboard to function. Please help, I am about to send this thing back before my 30 day warranty is over. I am all out of Ideas...

Answer:Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-53VG No Keyboard Backlight...

I am in the same position as you after buying the laptop from Amazon.  After talking with Acer chat, they have told me that there is no backlight on the model, even though the amazon product description includes a backlit keyboard and there are pictures of the laptop with backlit keyboard in the reviews.  I do not know what to do about the laptop.

3 more replies
Relevance 70.11%

Just got the Acer Aspire R5-571T and it's a really nice laptop.  My only complaint is that the backlit keyboard shuts off after about 30 seconds and it's so annoying.  There should be an option in the bios to have it stay on all the time if I turn it on with the key combination.  If I turn it off with the key combination then it should stay off until I turn it back on.  Please add this option in the bios for this laptop and all other Acer laptops.

Answer:Acer Aspire R5-571T Keyboard Backlight Not Staying...

Hi,I assume that it could be a power saving feature, they have made this 30 secs limit to preserve the battery.

4 more replies
Relevance 70.11%

Hello, Ive recently purchased an Acer Aspire E 15, 15.6 Full HD, Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10, E5-575G-53VG from amazon. The keyboard shortcut Function + F9 is not doing anything and I cannot get the backlight on the keyboard to come on. Ive checked and all the drivers are recent and I just updated the BIOS to the newest as well. I cannot get the backlit keyboard to function. Please help, I am about to send this thing back before my 30 day warranty is over. I am all out of Ideas...

More replies
Relevance 68.47%

Hello i have an acer aspire s7-392 that after installing new windows its backlight dose not working....i have tried Fn+U+Iand FN+I but it is not workingall the drivers are installed from acer support service...Help me

Answer:Acer Aspire S7-392 backlight not working

under Applications, install both available software:https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/4821?b=1

1 more replies
Relevance 67.65%

I just purchased a brand-new in box Pavilion dv5-2045dx, with a backlit keyboard. However, when I press the dedicated button (the one with the image of 3 keys between Print Screen and Delete), nothing happens. I went into the BIOS and reset the Action Key setting (as none of the other function keys were working), but still nothing. Is there a setting I'm missing?

Answer:Keyboard backlight not working?

anyone?

9 more replies
Relevance 67.65%

Hi all, I'm happy to be one of this community ! My problem began when my labtop's fan didn't work any more, so I went to the HP represinter in my local area for warranty service. After few days I recived my labtop, and I noticed the keyboard backlight is not work. For now, is there any quick fix for this issue? I know I can go back to HP represinter again but it will take time , I'll make it the last solution.  Thanks in advance .

More replies
Relevance 67.65%

I had submitted my Laptop at service centre for some issues, they wiped it clean and had installed pirated winodws 10 so then i installed the genuine version.   Somehow i didn't turn on my keyboard backlight untill yesterday and it is not working i have tried turning it on from lenovo setting the keyboard shortcut( fn+ Space) and have got nothing.    And previously my backlight keyboard worked perfectly fine and now i know only see lights in numlock and capslock key and they also are not affected by fn+space.

More replies
Relevance 67.65%

A friends daughter dropped her laptop, and now the backlight isn't working. Is the backlight part of the screen, or a seperate piece?

Answer:acer c720 backlight not working- is it part of the...

I believe it to be part of the screen.

3 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hello, my girlfriend got a L430 (2464-A26) which got a keyboard with the backlight symbol on the space key. But pressing it does not light the keyboard - neither in BIOS/Linux or Windows 7. I found this Lenovo blog entry: Q: With all the excitement over the design changes, do you think anyone noticed that you added the backlight option? I?m convinced no one knows it?s there. A: I hope so, it's a great feature. We designed Fn+Space as the trigger to enable and adjust the keyboard backlight.  If there is a light icon on your space bar, you have the backlight option.  I use mine all the time. So is the keyboard backlight broken? Thanks for your help!

Answer:[L430] Keyboard backlight not working

The L series has no keyboard backlight. The FN + space bar does nothing, because there is no backlight. You also cant install a keyboard with backlight, the backlight wont work (die Hardware kann das Backlight nicht anprechen, da man dies auf BIOS Level nicht eingebaut hat.).

5 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hello. I've had my laptop for under a week and the backlight for my keyboard has stopped working. I've not been able to find anything to help me with this... is there a simple switch to turn it on and off, or am I missing something?

Thanks
Alan

Answer:The backlight on my keyboard has stopped working

I don?t know which notebook model do you have and which operating system do you use but, generally speaking you can use FN+Z key combination to enable or disable keyboard backlight.

Check it out.

If you use Win7 open Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware settings and there you will find options for keyboard backlight.

If you use Win8 open Toshiba Desktop assist > Function key and there you will find option for it.

Check it out.
Post which notebook model and OS do you use.

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hi everyone, I have a really odd problem with my Lenovo Z500 laptop. I am sure my model has backlit keyboard, it worked for quite a long time. Then it suddenly stopped working after restarting my laptop. I think I have downloaded some bad drivers. Can anyone post me a link for the right ones for the keyboard? I cannot find it anywhere.

Answer:My keyboard backlight stopped working

hi baborakj,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
As far as I know, Fn + Space is the combination to turn on/off the keyboard backlight.
   And the keyboard backlight light up right away during POST as a check.
 
This is from a different model but it works the same with te Keyboard backlight.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ck1lAu5sPc
 
 
If the Backlight does not flash or something during POST it may be having Hardware issue.
You may contact Lenovo Technical Support or you can follow this guide on reseating the Keyboard.
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hi guys. i have a big problem on my laptop with my backlight, so i have a Satellite L50-B and the backlight it doesn't work . i have tried Fn +Z but nothing... if there is someone how knows please help me .

Answer:Satellite L50-B-2E2 - keyboard backlight is not working

Q1: Did the keyboard backlight work in the past?

Q2: Can you see a small keyboard sign above the Z or Y button?

Q3: Are you sure that the keyboard supports backlight?

More details about keyboard backlight here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD2603CL0000R01.htm

3 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

just bought yoga 2 and backlight on keyboad won't work.  Tried the Fn and spacebar with no luck.  Anyone have any other hints on how to fix?? 

Answer:Backlight on keyboard yoga 2 not working

Do the other Fn keys work?

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

IHAVE LENOVO YOGA 900.... AND I'M SUFFERING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THIS DEVICE.... THE USB PORTS ARE NOT WORKING.... THE BACKLIGHT IS NOT WORKING

More replies
Relevance 66.83%

Good day! A few days ago has turned off keyboards backlight of lenovo Z500. I tried to reboot the laptop, but backlight still doesn't work as before by pressing FN+Space buttons. I hope this is a software bug and I could solve it without help of service center. But I can't solve it without your help, as the website and the Internet has no effect, and I have no desire to reinstall the system because of backlight. Maybe someone knows how to make it work again?

Answer:Keyboard backlight not working Z500

Hi Russel,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Backlight is not turning ON in your Z500 Laptop, I suggest you to re-install the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) driver in your computer and check if the issue persists. Below is the link with drop down options to select and download the exact drivers for the computer:
 

Drivers and Software for Lenovo Notebooks

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

9 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

I tried holding FN + hitting spacebar, to no avail. I tried restarting the computer, still no go. Does anyone have any ideas? I really would hate to return the computer over this issue... thanks!

Answer:Yoga 2 keyboard backlight NOT working

Bump...any help please? any advice on what # to call, or whom to contact if FN+Spacebar has no effect? thanks

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hi.My keyBoard backlight is not working.So may i know how to resolve this issue and i am not sure also if this feature is available in my laptop.  Regards

More replies
Relevance 66.83%

Alright so first things first, this is probably my fault. A couple days ago the last working usb port I had stopped working, so I could no longer use my mouse. I did some research and decided to take apart my computer to get a look at the usb. After I had finished when I turned my computer on the backlight of my keyboard would no longer work. I followed the steps in the hardware manual when taking apart my computer and I reconnected everything, I think, when putting it back together. The only thing that has changed are a few of the plastic snaps that hold it toghether broke when removing the keyboard cover. Please don't tell me to try Fn+space... I've tried. I think I've determined that it is the smaller cabble going from the keyboard to the system that affects the lights and I spent half an hour making sure it was secure. Please help me, actual need the backlight because most of the work I do, I do in the dark. Thank you

Answer:Keyboard backlight for Y500 not working

Sounds like a hardware issue. Try contacting tech support:1-877-4-Lenovo1-877-453-6686Support by telephone is available 24/7.

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hi  My new XPS 15 Keyboard is not backlighting.  According to the specs, it should have that feature.  Tye manual says to change the options, use the Fn key and the right arrow, but that doesn't do anything.  Any ideas?

Answer:XPS 15 9550 Keyboard backlight not working

Hi BRONSTOTT,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Try to toggle the <F10> key and check if the backlight works.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id (Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

4 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

As the topic said I am pressing Fn+Spacebar but the backlight does not turn on what happen?(I can press Fn+F1/F2/F3.... and it work fine only Fn+spacebar does not work) thank in advance for help.

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 keyboard backlight not working

Dear Gorn,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
Was this function working before?what is your machine operating system?
 
Regards,
Joseph

1 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Fn + Z has stopped working. The message that appears on the desktop with backlight keyboaord information says that is always deactivated. But the backlight is always ON , i cant switch with timer , always ON or always OFF mode.The message says deactivated all the time.

I updated the Bios to 1.30 from 1.20 and the problem still exists.

Answer:Satellite P50-B-10V - keyboard backlight is not working

Is this option enabled in BIOS?
Please check this since the illumination can be enabled and disabled in BIOS too!

2 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

Hello,My keyoard backlight is not working,so may i know how to make it work.Regards

Answer:T430 - Keyboard backlight not working

Hi,
 
Did it ever work?  According to the tabook (ThinkPad Notebooks)  , the backlit keyboard is optional.  What is your machine type (like 1234-XYZ)?
 
If your machine has a backlit keyboard, Fn+Spacebar should activate/deactivate.
 
Z.
 

3 more replies
Relevance 66.83%

I just received my T430  (2342 CTO) laptop today and it seems like the backlit keyboard is not working, I've tried pressing Fn+space, and if I tilt the computer and look under the keys I can see a very weak light under the keyboard, it doesn't change after pressing the buttons for the second time, but after pressing them for the third time the thinklight turns on.I'm afraid that my computer has a faulty keyboard backlight, or do I need to some drivers?I looked up this problem and saw that someone recommended downloading a BIOS and Power management driver update.. but that didn't change anything.Please help, I really want this to work.(Sorry, my english is not prefect)













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T430 - Keyboard backlight not working

The Fn+Space key combination loops through these configurations:Off -> Keyboard backlight -> Brighter keyboard backlight -> ThinkLightAre you actually trying it under a bright environment? You won't see the effect like that.I would suggest you upload a (few) photo(s).

9 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

I mean ive had this thing for over a year and at some point the backlight stopped workingdosent even work on start up so thats not a thing  and yes i used to light up with the fn space bar and on startup 

Answer:Yoga 2 13 keyboard backlight stopped working

So it suddenly stopped working sometime in 2015 but recently i went to washington by plane and i noticed that it worked again when i got there but when i got back it stopped working seems like the xray did something anything i can do?

5 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

Hello everyone, i gave my pc to the lab to replace my hard disk to a ssd one. when i got the pc the backlight did not work. i entered bios and i enabled the "hotkey feature" but an option for backlight keyboared i have not seen. going back to lab, he said to me thet maybe because he upgrade my bios version to the new one this is what makes the problem because the new version not support this and that if we will unplug the battery and install the old version of the bios it may work. could someone help me please?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:backlight on keyboard for z500 touch not working

hi Gadi621,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
I'm not seing any changelog related to any keyboard backlight changee from the BIOS readme.txt file so I think it's unlikely that updating the BIOS is the cause of the problem.
 
Just to check, when you power up the machine, do you see the keyboard backlight turning on?
 
Ideally, for the backlit to work, the following must be met:
1. A backlit-type keyboard must be installe (you can tell if the keyboard has backlights when there's a "crown" like icon on the space bar.
    - Link to picture
2. The keyboard ribbon & power cable (for backlit) must be properly connected to the motherboard
    - Link to picture
    - Link to picture
 
If one of the following is not met, the backlight feature won't work.
 
 
Regards
 

2 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

One year ago, my keyboard was replaced. 6 days ago my warranty expired and now my backlight of the keyboard is not working anymore. Yesterday I was trying the steps from the first comment:https://de.ifixit.com/Answers/View/282684/No+backlight+in+keyboard+after+upgrading+to+windows+10 and it worked for some time untill now.  Does anybody know what I could do?   

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

Hello, I have bought lenovo z5170 , I'm trying to turn on the backlight function ( FN+SPACEBAR ) But it's now working, any idea how to make it work ? Thanks in advance





Senior Front-End Web Developer 2008 to presentSystem Administrator February 17, 2013 to May 20, 2014

Answer:[Help] Lenovo z5170 backlight keyboard not working

Does your unit have that feature included? Check while rebooting if all keys light up. If yes, then you have the backlighted keyboard. If not, then the feature is not included in your unit.

2 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

Since I updated windows my keyboard back light doesn't work anymore.

How can I fix this?

Answer:Keyboard backlight on my Satellite notebook is not working

Hello

A bit more info can be very useful.
Which notebook model do you have?
Which OS do you use?

Which update have you done exactly?

2 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

About a week or two ago the backlight on my lenovo u530 stopped turning on. Fn + Space does not work. Drivers are up to date. Wondering if anyone has had this problem and fixed it or if there is some software that i can use to force the light to turn on? The only lights that work on the keyboard are the Caps lock and the Num Lock. Pls help!

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

I recenctly reinstalled windows and since then the backlight on my keyboard has stopped working, It should just be a missing driver or shortcut or something, but I don't know how to fix it





Current Station - Y410p + 120Gb SSD Addon

Answer:Y410p Keyboard Backlight stopped working

you know how to turn it on right? Fn+Spacebar

7 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

The keyboard backlight on my one year old S440 has stopped working, did bios upgrade (keyboard lit up during this) but the FN [SPACEBAR] control just doesnt work any more. Driver issue? Any other suggestions?
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject clarified. Was: U510 Keyboard backlight stopped working

Answer:S440 Keyboard backlight stopped working

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please clarify which model you have: U510 or S440?
 
Thanks.

2 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

I've got a A660, and the keyboard backlight has stopped working. I'm plugged in, on "performance" power setting, the backlight was on 20 minutes ago (before I put computer in Hibernate to carry it downstairs) and now no backlight. FN Z brings up the backlight control UI, which displays "Backlight On". I toggle through the options, turn it off. Turn it back on. Still no light.

Looking up Keyboard in the control panel shows that everything is working properly.

Any ideas? Frustrated

PS: the power button is lit, the "Satellite" logo is lit, and the light for the trackpad turns on when it's enabled.

Answer:Re: Satellite A660 - Keyboard backlight not working

Hey,

Did you install recently a driver or software update? If yes I would recommend removing this update and test it again.
Probably the system restore to an earlier point could help you to get rid of this update.

Furthermore I would try reinstalling Value Added Package. This tool can be downloaded on official Toshiba website. It controls such special functions like illumination on/off, etc.

Check this!!!

2 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

Our company recently purchased new Latitude 3570 laptops , we installed Windows 10 Enterprise to all laptops , but I noticed that  all laptops keyboard lights are not tuned on .
So I tried to fn key combination with all keys (F7,F10 , arrows, ETC,, didn`t find an fn combination to turn on backlights , I Also made sure we downloaded all drivers form DELL support site .
Please advice 

Thanks

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

My Dell Inspiron 15 5558's keyboard backlight will not stay on. I just installed the Dell Feature Enhancement Pack 2.2.1, and no help.

When I go into the Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, "Dell Keyboard Backlight Settings", the third tab on it is for "Backlight," but it is greyed out and I cannot use it.

I have just spent way too much time today trying to chase this down on Google and in Dell forums, but I remain stuck.

 Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you,

JJ

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

I've been using lenovo s500(white) for 9-10 months.The keyboard bcklight is functioning well when pressed Fn+space,but i have no idea why the keyboard backlight suddenly not light up anymore after i turn on my laptop from sleep no matter how many times i press the Fn+space and restart the laptop. There is also no more flash when power on on the keyboard. Any solution??
 
Link to image
 
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules
 
 
 

Answer:laptop z500 keyboard backlight is not working

Hi Mabelocw,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the Backlit keyboard feature is not enabling in your Z500 Laptop, I suggest you to un-install the LEM (Lenovo Energy Management) from the ?Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features? and download the relevant version of LEM from the below link and while installing the driver right click on the downloaded file and select ?Run as administrator? option to get it installed without any error.
 

Drivers and software - IdeaPad Z500

Do post us back if the issue persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

3 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

I have a new X230 Tablet (model 3437 A99) running Windows 7 Enterprise. Whenever I press Fn+Spacebar I get an icon with a line through it. I verified that this is enabled in the BIOS. Which particular driver is needed to enable this? Is there a setting in Windows 7 that I'm missing?

Answer:X230 Tablet - Keyboard backlight not working

Not all X230t-s keyboards are made with lights. Search the forum, it was sufficently discussed before.





X230T / i5/ 240GB SSD/ 16GB RAM/ WIN8.1 PRO

1 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

I downloaded windows 10 yesterday and now my backlight keypad are not working. I called toshiba support and they walk me though a few things but still not working. Now top where power button is stays on with touch pad rest didn't stay on

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

A few days ago, my Ideapad U510 keyboard backlight stopped working. Formerly, pressing Fn-Space switched the keyboard light on and off. Now the computer does not respond to Fn-Space. I am running Windows 8.1 .   Any similar experiences / any Lenovo staff or others with a solution? Thanks, Ben 

Answer:U510 Keyboard backlight stopped working

Hi Bebbed,                           
                                              
Welcome to Lenovo Community!        
                                                                                                                       
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the keyboard backlight not working in your Lenovo U510 laptop.
 
As you have mentioned that the keyboard backlight was when function key and spacebar key is pressed, as there might be issue with t... Read more

1 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

I've recently found out that I can't  turn on using "Fn"+spacebar the keyboard backlight.what are the possible solutions?I've tried restart not worked for me.I don't think it's a driver problem.what else can I do?

More replies
Relevance 66.42%

My keyboard backlight has stopped working. The hard-drive in my 3-year-old XPS 15 died, so I had it replaced with a new SS drive. My tech reinstalled Windows 10 and I reinstalled all of my software (AutoCad, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, etc.). Fortunately, I had all my files backed-up to an external hard-drive and restored them to the new SS hard-drive.
I installed Dell Command Update. I open Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and then Dell Keyboard Backlight Settings.......I can change the timing of the backlight, but cannot change the backlight brightness slider. It is currently set at the lowest setting, but it will not move to a higher setting. So, I do not have any keyboard backlight at all. I suspect that there is a problem elsewhere.....something is not switched on or there is a missing update? I've spent hours trying to chase this down without success. Any ideas? 
Thank You!

Answer:Keyboard Backlight stopped working XPS 15 L502X

Does the keyboard flash ON when the system is booted (if it does not, you have a hardware problem).
If it DOES flash on at boot time, was the system running windows 10 prior to the drive failure - and if so, did the backlight work?  If it was running an earlier version of Windows, note that Dell isn't supporting Windows 10 on this model - there may not be a driver for the backlight under Windows 10.
If it was running correctly under Windows 10 with the backlight on, have you installed the chipset and other drivers?

1 more replies
Relevance 66.42%

Hello. I recently bought an Aspire R13 R7-372T. I noticed that the keyboard backlight was never on. I tried the keyboard shortcut to inrease the backlight brightness but to no avail. I tried that on the pre-installed Windows 10 and also on Ubuntu 16.10. How do I debug the problem? ThanksLawand

Answer:Keyboard backlight not working: Aspire R13 R7-372T

The R7-371T model that ships in North America has a backlit keyboard. FN+F9 decreases the keyboard backlight brightness, and FN+F10 increases the keyboard backlight brightness. While we can't help with Ubuntu, the best way to troubleshoot this is to restore the system back to factory configurations and test those function keys before installing any other software or operating system. If it works then this function is working as it should. If the keyboard light does not work after a restore then we would recommend the system be serviced for the keyboard light. Should this be the case please contact the Acer support for your region from this link:

https://www.acer.com/worldwide/

1 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hello @ all,

after installing Win7 on my new bought Satellite A500-15h the keyboard backlight is not working anymore.
I dont know if it was working before with vista... but hopefully.

In Bios the illumination is enabled. Furthermore the Features (on F1-F9) controlled with Fn are not working and the beep which was normally heard by using the function-buttons for turn down/on the sound can not be heard anymore, even if the beep is enabled in BIOS.

Hopefully someone may help
Thanks in advance
giraffe

I already installed the value added package and the BIOS update.
In Linux the keyboard is also not illuminated.

Answer:Satellite A500-15h - keyboard backlight is not working anymore

Hi

First of all you have to get the FN buttons working again.
In order to do this you have to install the VAP and the Toshiba Flash Card support utility from the Toshiba European driver page.

Regarding the keyboard backlight;

Not all notebooks support the keyboard backlight.
You should check the Z button.
If the Z button would contain an tiny keyboard sign then the notebook has been equipped with keyboard backlight and it should be possible to enable this using FN + Z key combination.

Greets

5 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hi guys!Recently I've been unable to turn on my keyboard backlight pressing fn + spacebar.I there any fix to this issue?Thank you

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad Y510p keyboard backlight not working

Hi Vanillafox,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with the backlit keyboard not working in your Y510p laptop.
 
Check if there any liquid spillage or any dust below the keyboard. Try to reinstall the hot key features and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the hot key features.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

2 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hi, They backlight on my new Lenovo touch y50 stopped working.  I dunno if its a setting or if i need to take it back to best buy. Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:New Lenovo Y50 touch keyboard backlight stopped working

Hi TJ1987,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard not working in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
 
Press function and space bar to enable the keyboard backlight, if still the issue persists then reinstall the energy manager and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the energy manager for windows 7.
 
Click here for the energy manager for windows 8.1.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.Follow @LenovoForums on Twitter!

1 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hi,For your information, almost everyone says it's working by "fn+space" but for my laptop it was "double space", i don't know why.Anyway, backlight was working fine until yesterday. Fan started to get loud so i took my laptop apart and cleaned the fan. The noise is gone but backlight stopped working. Capslock, numlock lights and fn key are working, i do not know if there is a correlation. I read almost every topic about the issue but none of them helped.

More replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hello,

recently I bought this laptop S75Dt-A7330 with windows 8 and after 2 days the keyboard backlight went off.
The Fn + Z combination shows that it is on and shuld be working but its not.
I don't need it but its irritating that it doesn't work. I hope that someone will be able to help me.

Thanks
Luk

Answer:Satellite S75Dt-A7330 - keyboard backlight is not working

Go to BIOS by pressing F2 button while powering on.
Then go to Advanced -> System configuration and check if the option ?illumination? is enabled.

1 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Can someone help, please. 

Answer:Ideapad z500 keyboard backlight stopped working.

SoapForBrains wrote:Can someone help, please. From an off condition, powering up the unit should cause the backlight to switch on and then off. This is an indication that the backlight is fine. Pressing Fn + Spacebar should toggle on/off the keyboard. If you cannot obtain the indicated observations then probably you need to replace the keyboard. Try contacting Lenovo and inquire about it.

1 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hi all, I've had my Lenovo ideaPad Z500 Touch for 2 years already, and this is the first time my KEYBOARD BACKLIGHT has stopped working. I am using Windows 8.1 (always updated) on a 64-bit OS. There has been no trauma to the device prior to the disfunction, however I did recently install CCleaner to my laptop to speed up the starting time (which may or may not have anything to do with the disfunction, but I am bookmarking it as a possibility since before installation my keyboard backlight was working just fine). Around the same time I also recently updatedWindows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - March 2015 (KB890830) upon recommendation from Windows Update, prior to which there was also nothing wrong with my keyboard backlight. (1) I have tried the Fn+SpaceBar option (as I usually do to toggle on/off when I'm doing work), but the backlight still does not turn on.(2) I have tried reinstalling Lenovo Energy Management (as has been recommended in previous posts), but it still does not work even after restarting. Since the last post on this was some time ago (last one on 2nd January 2014 with solutions that do not work for me), I would really appreciate it if anyone could help me on this issue. Thank you so much,

Answer:Lenovo Z500 Touch Keyboard Backlight Not Working

Just to check if the backlight can be restored: can you try restoring to a date before the installation of ccleaner and the malicious software removal?

5 more replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hey everyone, unfortunately the keyboard backlight of my yoga 900 has stopped working and I cannot link the problem to any windows update or something. I have already checked the BIOS and Fn Keys are enabled.  Thanks in advance Kay

More replies
Relevance 65.6%

Can somebody please help? Keyboard back-light not working since the installation of windows 8.1. It was working totally fine on windows 7. Installed the Dell control point application but it didn't helped.
It flickers on its own sometime but that's all. 

More replies
Relevance 65.6%

I bought this hp 15t notebook in Nov 2014. I upgraded the Operating System to WIndows 10 when it was released. Since then, the backlight on the keyboard is not working. I have viewed all the forums and none provided a resolution for this. I could see that the keyboard driver is uptodate. There are no other problems with the keyboard. Is there a solution to this issue ?

More replies
Relevance 65.6%

Hello! I just got my Lenovo Y50, with the i5-4210H processor, and the GTX 860M GPU. I have used it for around 30 minutes now. And sadly, the left arrow key produces no backlight. While i actually see the red light surrounding it. The arrow and the speaker icon itself is all grey, and NOT lighted. I have tried rebooting the laptop multiple times, i have tried turning backlight on and off. I'd like to know if anyone else have had this problem, and gotten it fixed. Or if i should return it and get a new laptop.  Thanks in advance!

More replies
Relevance 64.78%

The hard drive died so I bought and installed an SSD into the system, fresh install of Windows 10 64bit. I have managed to find the chipset and other basic drivers but have no ability to turn the backlight of the keyboard on or adjust the screen brightness. I believe the brightness of the screen can be resolved by rolling back to a previous intel HD driver however no matter what I have tried cannot get the backlight of the keyboard to function. Any assisstance would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Ideapad z500: Keyboard backlight/Screen brightness not working

Please check this link which claimed to solve the problem on brightness.

5 more replies
Relevance 64.78%

Hi,For your information, almost everyone says it's working by "fn+space" but for my laptop it was "double space", i don't know why.Anyway, backlight was working fine until yesterday. Fan started to get loud so i took my laptop apart and cleaned the fan. The noise is gone but backlight stopped working. Capslock, numlock lights and fn key are working, i do not know if there is a correlation. I read almost every topic about the issue but none of them helped.

More replies
Relevance 64.78%

Hello everyone ! 
My keyboard backlight was working fine since I bought the laptop , but then one day it just stopped working.
I've pushing F10 as always to turn on the light , but nothing happensI've gone to windows mobility to see if there is something to do , but the keyboard back light options are not there, and the CAPS LOCK light is always working , I don't understand ? 
Please if you can help me out with this , because I need this feature considering that I'll my work is at night.

Thanks

More replies
Relevance 64.78%

Hey all!
 
My keyboard backlight was working fine but then one day it just stopped.
I've pushed f10 and fn + f10 doesn't give any feedback
 
I've gone to the Windows mobility center and made sure things are fine there but still no feedback.
When i push the f10 key the setting in windows mobility center changes but it shows no light on the keyboard

But the CAPS LOCK Light and back light works  
Apart from that nothing else
 
Tried restarting also no feedback from the lights
Also could it have been a recent update that might've caused this?
Is there a driver for this?
 
Please Help

Answer:Keyboard Backlight Stopped working Dell Inspiron 7000 13

Does the keyboard backlight come on when the system is powered up?  If it does, you may have a software issue.
If it does not, you have a hardware problem.  
First thing to check is that the backlight cable is firmly connected to the system board (this will require removing the keyboard to check).

1 more replies
Relevance 64.78%

Acer Team, USB-C power distribution from the montor to the laptop (laptop charging) for the combination:  Acer Swift 7 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7Y54 and Acer H277HU (external monitor) does it work? Essentially, I would like to connect a single cable to the monitor for both the display and power distribution back to the laptop. Please confirm if the above combination works. Thank you.

More replies
Relevance 64.37%

hi. sorry for the lack of capitalization because one of the problems i am having is that my shift keys wont work. i replaced my motherboard myself with one provided by lenovo and everything is working except for the backlight and the shift key. since every other key is working i feel it might be a software issue but cannot say for certain. any help will be awesome. thank you.

Answer:y510p. replaced motherboard, now shift keys and keyboard backlight not working.

A few things to try.......
 
Try booting into Windows Safe mode to see if the problem happens there.
 
Try using a USB keyboard to see if the Shift keys operate on the USB board.
 
Try uninstalling the keyboard driver, reboot the computer and install a fresh copy of the keyboard driver.  The link below is for the available drivers from Lenovo for your model. Just select your operating system in the top box for the correct driver listing.......
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/ideapad-y510p...
 
If none of the above work..... disassemble the laptop and reseat the ribbon cable for the keyboard.  I would also use a soft cloth and some alcohol to lightly wipe the contacts of the ribbon cable.  Possibly skin oil or dirt got on the contacts.  

6 more replies
Relevance 61.5%
Question: Acer Swift 1

Hello friends? so im trying to start setup om my germany purtshesed Acer Swift one /1 and I cant figurer out how to enter the @ button on the Q key om the laptop keyboard. How do I create the @ symbole from/om my keyboard?? Thanks in advance ?

More replies
Relevance 61.5%

good day i recently buy swift 3 i3 7th gen laptop. its good at first at standard use youtube, movies no problem but i notice that when i put simple game like bluestack games. my laptop easily getting up a heat. i dunno if its normal. bluestack is not a heavy detail game.. thanks for any suggestion

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

Hey guys, so i recently got an acer swfit 5 and ive been reading all this forums online about one big question; SHOULD I LEAVE MY LAPTOP PLUGGED IN? , i mean i use it for several hours and i keep plugging and unpluggin when it reaches full charge. what should i really do? as many sites recommend to remove the battery and leave it plugged, but swfit 5 have integrated battery. The thing is, the battery is suposed to last 10 9 hours or somethin, i mean is new, and its not lastin that much, help.Ps: ive also read the keep the battery between 20%-80% percent theory

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

How do you use the swift 5 usb-c to connect to a display? Do you have to have a monitor with a usb-c port, or should it work on, say a hdmi monitor with some sort of adapter?Thanks!

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

A friend of mine buy a notebook in amazon for me. We are not from the us and he will bringth it to me to Argentina. We turn on the noteboot for the first time, start registration process and suddenly it Says: ",An error was found, pc need restart, collecting data" with a sad face, all in a blue screen. The notebook restart and we keep the process of registering. We where testing it and suddenly it happen again a second time and it restart again. We keep testing it for five minutes but he don't have to much time to test it so we powered it down.Is this normal? Should I return it? My friend is living in two days so i am short of time and here in Argentina i think Accer will not acknowledge it nor fix it.Thanks a lot! Sorry for my bad English.

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

I've recently just bought Acer Swift 1 laptop and I was concerned about taking care of the laptop's battery (undetachable) life. I've read so many posts regarding it such as 'not fully charge it', 'not fully drain it', 'do not keep it plugged in 24/7 with the AC adapter'. I could not find any reliable source from ACER website itself. So can anyone tell me what should I really do and what not to do? Keeping the laptop plugged in even when it is fully charged 100%? or unplug it once it's 100% and let it drain until 20% then charge again and repeat the cycle?

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

Hello. I recently bought an Acer swift 3 and It has the sticker for intel core i5 on it. But when I went to the Acer website, it mentioned that the laptop is powered by an intel core i3. I need to know what is going on, and I need help here.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Acer swift 3 Processor

Hi,Could you please post the full name of the model, go to Control panel, System and Security, System and let us know what is the CPU stated in the page.

5 more replies
Relevance 60.68%

I'm looking to buy a Acer Swift 3, however I'm seeing three different models and I'm not sure what the differences are between them.  I've looked everywhere however they all appear to have the same specs.  Here are the models: SF314-51-50CXSF314-51-57CPSF314-51-503H I've found each of these for different prices so there has to be a difference between them.  Any information would be greatly appreciated!

More replies
Relevance 60.68%

I need acer SF713-51 stock/original wallpaper please

More replies
Relevance 60.27%

Hey dear folks,I have an acer swift3 and I have realised recently that I forgot my password. I still can unblock the laptop with the finger scanner. I tried to change the password via settings but to change it you need to know an old password. I dont trust finger scanner 100% so I would prefer to have my password.is there any way to change/restore the password?thank you in advance

More replies
Relevance 60.27%

My Acer Swift 3 wil not connect to external display by using  usb c to hdmi adapter.  I tried an adapter from Belkin, and this adapter worked on an Lenovo Yoga.  Can anyone recommend an adapter that works with an Acer Swift 3 ?  It important to have possibility to connect 2 exsteral displays on the computer.   

More replies
Relevance 60.27%

When is the Swift 5 ultrabook being released in North America? I read that it would be November 2016, but according to the Acer website, it's not for sale yet.I'm specifically excited for the SF514-51-706K model!

Answer:Acer Swift 5 Release Date

I hope you are aware it is now released.  I ordered mine from Amazon and should be here today...

1 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

Just bought a Swift 3 from Amazon (SF314-51-52W2) and according to some people in the reviews the laptop can be charged with the Type C connector. If that is indeed the case what charger do I get for it? I assume my Note 7 charger would be slow as snot with a laptop sized battery. Do I get a pixel chagrger? Would want one with a detabable wire, the pixel charger is hard wired. 

More replies
Relevance 60.27%

I recently just bought an Acer Swift 3 at a local Best Buy. A few days later, I got it replaced due to a key been broken on the keyboard, and the fingerprint sensor not working. Now, my current one has a broken fan sound, and i know what a fan is supposed to sound like. But this isnt high pitched, it just sounds like an air compressor, and im thinking of returning it again. If anyone is having the same issue, and knows how to fix it, please let me know, because i dont want to set up yet another laptop again.

Answer:Acer swift 3 SF314-51 fan noise

Hey there, I don`t know what a great fan sounds like. Can you describe the difference between the sound of a good fan and a broken fan?I have an Acer swift 3 and I have recently noticed a sound of a fan, I don't know if it sounds right or not, so I want to know.

1 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

Hi everyone ! I just bought a Swift 3 model with i3 (Swift SF314-51-31VT).I want to offer it to my dad, who had an old laptop with Windows 7. I know that he hate Windows 8/10, so I want to install Windows 7 on the Swift for him. Apparently, there are no "official" Acer driver for Windows 7 for this laptop model.But, if I install Windows 7 on it, do you think it will run correctly anyway ? What is the best solution to test that without corrupt anything ? I see there is some drivers here for Windows 7 : https://drp.su/en/laptops/acer/swift-sf314-51?os=windows-7-x64 Did someone already try them ? Thanks.

More replies
Relevance 60.27%
Answer:Acer Swift 3 Body Swelling Up

So i bought this Laptop 3 weeks ago and today i was shocked seeing the body swelling up . Acer team what is this ? 

2 more replies
Relevance 60.27%

Hi everyone,  I am interested in buying this notebook Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-500H), but I can not find the information if it has a backlit keyboard. It's defintely something I would like to have, so I really need to find it out. Does somenone know this model and could please tell me? Thank you! 

Answer:Acer Swift 3 (SF314-51-500H)

Hello, The best solution is to ask this question to your regional support via e-mail.NX.GKBEG.018 - Swift SF314-51-500H

1 more replies