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Anna429
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Keyboard backlight won't stay on

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HP 15 Intel Core i5
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I've been trying methods to have my keyboard backlight to constantly stay on. The timeout option doesn't appear in my BIOS and any available third-party files don't seem to work either. It's really annoying and I need to find any other ways to keep it on.

 

Any advice?

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JIF415
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Hi. Saw your post in the other thread.

Here's what worked for me:

(This is the solution posted by "Vinzzo" in the other thread..  Message 132 of 146.

I have cleaned up his grammar and typing (it's nearly impossible to read otherwise:

Here it is:

Go to the touchpad settings (fr Control panel / Devices)

  • Make sure the touchpad is in the ON position--
  • Press down the touchpad (I press it in the lower left corner completely pressed down
  • WHILE holding it down, toggle OFF off the touchpad with a mouse (make sure it does it in one motion -- (meaning if it goes on on it won’t work) - So press the corner down, hold it, & switch to OFF, then move the mouse away from the button
  • Let go of the touchpad

The keyboard light will stay on as long as you use the laptop (your touchpad will not work--that is the only downfall but if you have a mouse connected it doesn't really bother me )  but it definitely works been doing it for about a week now.

(When you restart the computer or shut it off you just have to redo it every time)

 

That's it in a nutshell.  I tried this about 7-10 days ago, and I'm a new man.  Backlight has been on shining bright ever since!

 

How arrogant and stupid of HP to decide that I need the backlight to go off, and not offer an option to change it.

(PS also found solution for a different problem on my HP-`5 I7 laptop:

Extended monitor gets messed up every time the screen sver goes on..  which itself is an issue because goes on even though i have it set not to).

 

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Vinzzo
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now was that nice to say even though it's true just kidding  i don't type much obviously but i do appreciate you fixing it up oh my spelling is terrible also LOL just having fun I'm terrible on a keyboard but i do fix everything and this might be a temp fix but its good for now till we get a permanent one

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Anna429
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That method doesn't seen to be working for me unless I'm doing something wrong. I have the HID touchpad and it still turns off.

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JIF415
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Are you starting with "Control Panel" setting for Touchpad?

Are you turning the toggle to "off" (using the MOUSE) while holding down the touchpad?

 

If you want to contact me [Private information removed] feel free .

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Vinzzo
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You have to make sure your touchpad lights the keyboard when you touch it in anyway so let the keyboard go out touch the touchpad push it down everything if the keys light up it will work if not you need a different touchpad driver mine is a Synaptics precision touchpad driver

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