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To date, the backlight of the laptop keyboardis for many a determining factor in the purchase of this gadget. After all, this useful and convenient function for fans of work and leisure at night or in poor lighting. But few users know how to turn on the backlight of the keyboard on the laptop and what can be done if this model does not.

How to adjust the keyboard backlight on a laptop

It is worth noting that there are several waysinclusion of this useful function. Differences are present depending on the manufacturer and the particular model of the device. Do not forget that most budget models do not have such a useful function, but do not be too lazy to check again.

It is also possible to make the backlightyourself: all the details can be bought in specialized stores. And then you need a few simple operations. Or you can order a similar device in an online store - it will not cost that much money.

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How to turn on the keyboard backlight on a laptop

The first step is to determine whether a function existsbacklit keyboard on your laptop. If it exists, the whole process is to press a special key combination. Each manufacturer in this case assigns its own button, but it is necessarily located among the keys of the upper row F1-F12. On them, you can observe special characters, painted in a different color (usually blue or red).

To turn on the keypad backlightlaptop (Acer, HP, Dell, Samsung, MSI and others) you need to hold the Fn button (it is located in the lower left corner) and press the additional key, unique for each manufacturer. The exact information can be found in the user manual. It should be remembered that by experimenting with keyboard shortcuts, you can turn off or turn on a number of other device functions (turn off WiFi mode, put the laptop into sleep mode, turn off the screen). You can cancel the changes by pressing the keyboard shortcut again.


If you are sure of the availability of this function, andthe desired combination does not include it, then make sure the Fn button is working (for example, after trying another key combination known to you). Check the availability of the appropriate drivers, setup BIOS (Setup Utility - System Configuration - Action Keys Mode - Enabled), try activating the button by combining Fn + NumLock.

As it was already written, different manufacturers have different combinations for LEDs (we give several examples):

  1. How to turn on the lighting on an HP laptop - Fn + F5.

  2. How to turn on the lighting on an ASUS n76v laptop - there are three levels of brightness, Fn + F3 and Fn + F4.

  3. How to turn on the keyboard light on the Lenovo laptop - Fn + Space (space).

In addition, you can do it yourselfexternal LEDs. For this, all you need is knowledge in the field of electronics, LED, resistor and a little time. However, it is worth considering that it is much easier and safer to purchase this accessory. After all, if you close the electrical circuit with the wrong side, then not only will you not achieve the desired result, but you also risk ruining your computer.

As you can see, LEDs -incredibly useful and convenient device. If you do not have it by default, you can always purchase additional equipment, and also attach it to your laptop computer. And thanks to our advice, you can do it easily and quickly.

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