Keyboard Light Fix (Gary Key)

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by ziddy123, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Cheers for sharing that.
     
  2. MrComputers

    MrComputers Newbie

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    Ditto to the Cheers! Still need this darn thing so thanks for uploading again, did the bios update to my G73JH using winflash and KB lights quit working. Hard to find links that work. Hopefully this works. :hi2:

    And...after running it got an exit code 0, and upon boot the KB lights flashed on and off as they used to. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Now to reinstall Win7 64 and all should be good to go.

    Edit: And just to confirm, YES this worked after windows was installed. Used the latest ATK driver from here: http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ATKPackage&p=3&s=480
     
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    I made an account just to thank you for this fix. I just bought a refurbished Asus Taichi 21 and the only issue with it was the keyboard backlight not working. After spending days flashing different BIOS versions and ATK drivers I had given up. I was so pissed that I would have to send it back for such a small thing, but I finally tried this fix and it worked perfectly. Thanks so much!
     
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    This is working for my ASUS G750JM.
    Keyboard lights dead after RMA changed my motherboard after networkcard was smoked . Was thinking of fixing the problem ow with light by my self and this worked. Update ATK package was not enough but with latest ATK and follow this guide worked.
    I also updated a upload to get the files check this link:
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    http://speedy.sh/KRfBh/Keyboard-Light-Fixer-Made-by-Grey.rar
     
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  5. Rommie

    Rommie Newbie

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    Hello sirs, I have a G46VW and I have the same problem after a RMA, they changed the MB and now the KB and the touchpad controls no longer work. After tinkering it all day today I finally managed to force start the touchpad controls by installing separate drivers for the touchpad itself along the ATK Package. However I cannot manage to get the KB to work. The only time it lights up is briefly during a force shut down. I've tried all of the ATK Package drivers listed here and on all other forum threads that I found with this issue.

    I've tried the above method from Gary Key, although I havent seen anyone here posting about a G46 like me, stil, I cannot get it to boot into MSDOS. Whenever i try, the BIOS just flashes black for a split second and then gets back to the BIOS screen. Could it be because I have a 3.0 USB Flash Drive? Should I try a 2.0? or a MiniSD Card? I'm kind of out of ideas.. I'll be sending it back on the 28th if I cant get it to work, I've already sent them a complaint because besides all this, it came back infected by a trojan.

    I've also tried to set it to load the HContol.exe as a task but no luck.

    Question I have now is, am I losing my time here, or do I still have a chance to get it working?
     
  6. Rommie

    Rommie Newbie

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    Okay, in case other people run into this on their G46. It works, but you definitely need a USB 2.0 thumb drive for it in order to make it boot. Otherwise, the BIOS will read the drive as bootable but it will simply flash a black screen. I used RUFUS, default settings, set to load FreeDOS on the thumbdrive, and after the process was completed, copied the files on the root of the drive. For some reason, while in BIOS I had 2 boot drives for the thumbdrive, just select the first one. It will make you select your keyboard type, mine was european, but I dont think it matters. Write 'flashmykb'. It will respond that it cannot write on the drive. I dont know if it matters, but I thought it didnt work so i ran 'bt' afterwards, and then ran 'flashmykb' again. Then I restarted, and it worked. The lights came on while BIOS was booting up, and once I was in Windows, the FN keys worked as intended.
    Good luck.
     
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    Can someone help plz, I try Gary's method but have message "Can't write data" and "Error_code=-1"
    Any help to bring my backlit back?
    Also I tried revert bios to earlier version but no success with EZflash (won't allow flash older version) and prefer not to try with Winflash /nodata option but this seems to be only way at this point.
    I'll be verry thankful for any advice, hardware is G75VW

    Regards
     
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    This is working for my on my N550JV!I have the message "Can't write data" and "Error_code=-1" but at next boot backlight blinks and dont works on windows. Unistall and reinstall ATKPackage and KBFilter. Restart Window 8.1 and backlight work!

    Thanks
     
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    hey everyone.
    I recently bought an Asus g73jh. the previous owner changed the gpu to 6990m. when it arrived the keyboard backlight didnt work, so I thought I'd give this method a try, unfortunately I keep getting the 7C thing and the lights dont work. I removed the keyboard to see if the cable is plugged in correctly, turns out it was facing the black plastic thing. I changed the orientation of it but it still didnt work. I'm using a kingston 3.0 usb pendrive, I'm not sure if it matters. I will try with a 2.0 one and see if it helps.
    does anyone know the solution to the 7C error?

    edit:
    I bought a new keyboard and the backlight works now. turns out the old one had the ribbon all messed up.
     
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    Hey guys, i have r501vb Asus laptop ( n56vb mobo says in aida and SIW) and at first i did not have backlit Keyboard but i bought one from Amazon and mount it, it had the backlit ribbon slot and everything but it does not work at all. There are no lights blinking on boot(bios check), no activation method available using fn+f4/f3 or anything.
    My question is :
    1)why does it have a ribbon slot for backlit and still not work.
    2)Why other people who have the same mobo(the only difference between my laptop model and n56vz is that VZ has backlit keyboard and full hd matrix from factory, so mine supposed to be lower model, but still share the same mobo, both having backlit ribbon slot available) but with backlit from factory, same bios and #*%t and it works and i can't get it fixed?

    Is because it was made to be without backlit by restricting from bios?
    Is there a way to change/activate from bios, for this particular mobo just the backlit like other laptops have?

    Hope you can help me.
    Thanks in advance guys!
     
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