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Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-26, 8:50 AM

I just received the new Legion 5 with the AMD Ryzen 7. The keyboard backlighting doesn't always work, especially after my laptop is on sleep. I would have to restart my laptop to get the backlight to work, and even then sometimes Fn+spacebar doesn't turn the backlight on. im using the updated drivers. Also, all my other hotkeys are working. Any suggestions?

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Re:Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-26, 11:56 AM

@ gamer_creeper wrote:
 

 

I just received the new Legion 5 with the AMD Ryzen 7. The keyboard backlighting doesn't always work, especially after my laptop is on sleep. I would have to restart my laptop to get the backlight to work, and even then sometimes Fn+spacebar doesn't turn the backlight on. im using the updated drivers. Also, all my other hotkeys are working. Any suggestions?

 

 

 

Hi there gamer_creeper.

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Have you had a look at the troubleshooting page - Cannot turn on backlight

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards

 

Voithos



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Re:Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-27, 8:30 AM

I found that the current version of Lenovo Vantage didnt have any keyboard backlight feature so I had to downgrade to an earlier version. Using the downgraded Vantage, I could turn on the backlight to max setting, and if I used the fn+space hotkey it can only turn the backlight off. If I pressed the hotkey again it wouldn't turn the backlight on again, so basically all the hotkey can do at this point is to turn it off. I'm guessing this isn't a hardware issue (which would be a pain for me if I have to send it back since I'm doing a lot of work right now on my laptop).

 

It's a workaround to the problem I guess, but I would have hoped that some system update/patch or a tweak in the settings would make the fn+spacebar hotkey work as intended.

 

Thanks though, much appreciated

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Re:Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-27, 12:03 PM

Although the keyboard backlighting does work with the old Lenovo Vantage, I find that with the old Lenovo Vantage, the hardware monitoring such as CPU, GPU usage does not work.

 

I do hope Lenovo updates the Vantage software to include keyboard backlighting :(

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Re:Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-29, 1:10 AM

I have exactly the same problem with my new Legion 5i and it's very annoying. Seems there is an issue with the software / firmware. Please fix this Lenovo, if there are two of us with this same problem then  clearly where will be a lot more once this laptop gets into circulation.

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Re:Keyboard Backlight Doesn't Always Work!

2020-06-29, 5:20 AM

I searched around the internet and it's not just the two of us. I tried reinstalling lenovo utility and some keyboard drivers from lenovo but to no avail. By the way, some additional problems of my keyboard backlight includes the escape/fn lock indicator not working, while the caps lock and the num lock indicator works fine. Can you check if yours has the same issue? Sometimes i cant turn it off with fn+escape, but most of the time i cant turn it on (only the indicator light, the actual function keys toggle works fine)

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