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Backlit Keyboard Timing Setting

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Product Number: 9CL96EA#ABV
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My keyboard backlight keeps turning off after a few seconds, i want to change the settings to keep it on, dimmed or off based on my keyboard settings not auto-off after a certain amount of settings. 

I have tried to look in the BIOS settings but there are no advanced settings on my laptop to allow this. 
Anyone have some solution? 

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I have tried doing this but my laptop has more updated settings compared to this older version. 

Help would be grateful 

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No Advanced section in the BIOS = No permanent control over the backlit keyboard lighting.


BIOS – Backlit Keyboard and other Advanced Options


This is one of those situations where the how-to document mentions that a particular feature might not be supported on every computer.  The document does not offer an exact explanation because the document is not written for YOUR computer.


HP Notebook PCs - Using the Backlit Keyboard

Section: The backlight stays on for only a few seconds





If there is not a setting for the backlight timing in the BIOS, this behavior might not be supported on the notebook. Check your notebook model's product support documentation to confirm support.





In general, and there might be exceptions,


  • Business class computers offer the BIOS Advanced section. 
  • Examples of business class systems include and are not limited to:  Zbook Mobile Workstations, ProBook, EliteBook, EliteDesk, and others.


For example

  • The backlit keyboard timeout option is included in the Advanced section as appropriate (assuming system has a backlit keyboard).


  • At this writing, consumer class systems may not include the Advanced BIOS section.
  • Examples of consumer grade systems include and are not limited to:  Spectre, Pavilion, Envy, Notebook.



HP Note

BIOS configurations vary depending on the computer. For further information on a specific computer, refer to the documentation provided with the computer or go to the appropriate document for your PC.


Consumer Class Desktops and Notebooks – BIOS Setup


Commercial / Business Class Computers – BIOS Setup

HP PC Commercial BIOS (UEFI) Setup - Administration Guide


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