Keyboard Light Fix (Gary Key)

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  1. @tilla

    @tilla Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes, somebody done this and it worked. I will try to find this.

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    Keyboard light at login screen

    You have to start the "HControl.exe" with the task planner.

    Some points are translated in abstract manner.
    Make a new entry in system->management->task planner.
    General:
    - independent from user login
    - highest priority

    Trigger:
    - Systemstart

    Actions:
    - start program: "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe"

    The keyboard light will go on after 1-2 seconds.
     
  2. Chastity

    Chastity Company Representative

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    sweet :) nice little mod
     
  3. CrappyAlloy

    CrappyAlloy Notebook Evangelist

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    Cool, I must have missed this one.

    So I can go to task scheduler? New Entry = Create task?? Lol otherwise I seem to be able to find Trigger and Actions...dont know what to do beyond that :eek:

    +1 to you @tilla
     
  4. drakulux

    drakulux Newbie

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    read cskx2001's solution so trying that now
     
  5. JOSEA

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    Agreed +1 @tilla :D

    I got it to work - login with admin account -
    open task scheduler libary and create task
    general tab - run whether user is logged in or not & run with highest...
    Triggers - At startup
    Actions - Start a program "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControl.exe"
    conditions - uncheck everything
    settings - allow task to be run on demand & Run ASAP....
    History enabled (I do not think this matters, but It helped me to troubleshoot.
    BTW I have UAC on at the second highest level.
     
  6. stephywephy

    stephywephy Newbie

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    I wonder if anyone still checks this? Just got my G73Sw Back from RMA and now the keyboard lights don't work (got a new motherboard, assuming BIOS was updated). Made boot drive according to Gary Key. When I typed fixmykb into the DOS prompt, I didn't get a successful flash, rather a "Can't write data" message.

    Any suggestions?
     
  7. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    stephywephy AFA I know this only works on the G73JH... If the lights worked
    B4 RMA my guess is the cable for this may be loose or not hooked up. I assume you have already done the Software fixes such as the ATK driver install.
     
  8. stephywephy

    stephywephy Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Despite the "Can't read" message, I went ahead and installed the ATK package anyway because I noticed upon reboot, my backlight flashed (hadn't happened before).

    After ATK installation, the backlight works! Could be that it does work for G73Sw, could be that some combination of cursing and button mashing helped (I kid).

    Problem solved.
     
  9. nirvanastarr

    nirvanastarr Newbie

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    Great!!!


    Only an info: I used GlaryUtility to fix the problem of KB backlight. Now it works. But the light doesn't turn on/off automatically when I "overflight" my hand over the keyboard. It's so normal or am I forgetting to set something??

    P.s.: sorry for my english
     
  10. JOSEA

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    That sound normal. Once in windows 7 the lights can be turned on, and made brighter with fn f4... and brightness is turned down with fn f3.
     
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