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Keyboard backlights turn off automatically after few seconds

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-dk0xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello all,

I've recently both "HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-dk0xxx" and when I open its keyboard backlights it went off if laptop is in idle state after few seconds. I need to turn off this behavior. I need keyboard lights to remain turn on until I turn it off manually.

Things I've tried:

1) I tried BIOS solution available on google in which there should be a tab on BIOS screen named advanced but there is no advanced or alike tab. Also, I've checked other options and tabs in detail and found nothing related to keyboard backlights

2) I've upgrade BIOS to latest F.12 version available against my hardware from HP official website using HP assistant.

Can anyone guide me future because this really irritates me when it went off.



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Thank you for posting on the HP Support Community.


If your notebook computer has a backlit keyboard, press the F5 or F4 (some models) key on the keyboard to turn the light on or off. It might be necessary to press the fn (function) key at the same time.

If the backlight icon  is not on the F5 key, look for the backlit keyboard key on the row of function keys.


To adjust the brightness of the backlight, press the key with the backlight icon  two or three times in a row. The keyboard backlight dims and brightens. It might be necessary to press the fn (function) key at the same time to activate the backlight key.


If the backlight stays on/off for only a few seconds, the backlight timeout setting might need configuring in the BIOS.

  1. Restart the notebook, and then immediately press the F10 repeatedly until the BIOS opens.

  2. When the BIOS opens, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Advanced tab.

  3. Navigate to Built-in Device Options, and then press Enter.

  4. In the Built-in Device Options, select Backlit keyboard timeout.

  5. Press the spacebar to open the keyboard backlight settings, and then select the timeout setting you to want.

    NOTE: If you select Never, the backlight remains on which could quickly drain the notebook battery power.

Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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