G73 Backlight Keyboard Won't Turn On.

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  1. DeeZee

    DeeZee Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys! This is my first post, I've been reading these forums for a while and just decided to join. I feel like today was my lucky day, I went into Best Buy for a new Macbook Pro and came out with a g73! They only had one left and I knew it wouldn't last so I had to put my new MBP on hold.:D

    Anyway, sorry for the long introduction!

    Heres my problem, I can't turn on the backlit keyboard on this thing. I tried the FN + F5 but the lights don't come on. It seems like the only thing I can control with the function keys is the brightness. The volume isn't even working with the function keys. I know the backlight works because it comes on when the computer boots up. :(

    Maybe Best Buy messed something up because they did say it was "pre-optimized" :rolleyes:
     
  2. Chango99

    Chango99 Derp

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    Did they supply you a driver/utility disc? If not, go to the Asus website and install what's necessary.

    Do you have ATK package installed? Check in your programs. I believe that's what controls the keyboard hotkeys.
     
  3. <MarkS>

    <MarkS> Notebook Village Idiot

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    Also...Fn-F3/Fn-F4 is for keyboard backlighting, not Fn-F5 :)
     
  4. DeeZee

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    Haha oops for messing up the keys!

    No, the only thing I have are some recovery disks the Geek Squad made. I'll look for that program and if I can't find it I'll go to their website. :)
     
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    Okay, I have that installed, but I can't find where to change the hotkeys...
     
  6. Kalim

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    There are no hotkeys to change, do as < MarkS > mentioned. For a list of what the Fn keys control, click the link in my sig and read The Journey section.
     
  7. DeeZee

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    Okay I got it to work!!!! :) I had to uninstall that package then reinstall it!! Awesome! Now I can sleep easy tonight, I didn't want to have to return this thing to BB knowing they're so hard to find!

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    Kalim Ceiling Cat Is Watching U

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    You are welcome.

    BTW, I changed my sig, so when I say click the link in my sig, I now mean the top one.

    Sleep well. :)
     
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    Yeah right...... Meaning it was returned and they reloaded it and missed a step!


    Glad you got it fixed on your own. It's a great machine.

    Cheers,
     
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    I have this same problem as well. Can someone help me? I've tried uninstalling and re-installing ATKPackage, but it doesn't work. I would greatly appreciate the advice and help.
     
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