Wednesday, 1 June 2016

How to Turn a Backlit Keyboard On or Off in HP Notebook PCs

If your notebook computer has a backlit keyboard, there is a special key on the keyboard to turn the light on and off. Use the back light in dim lighting situations.
The following notebook computer series contain models that have backlit keyboards.
  • HP Envy notebook computers
  • HP Spectre notebook computers
  • HP Pavilion dv series notebook computers (dv4, dv5, dv6, dv7)
To check whether your particular model has a backlit keyboard, check the F5 key to see if the backlit keyboard key  is present.
To turn the keyboard back light on or off, press the F5  key.
Figure : F5 key - Backlit keyboard key
F5 key - backlit keyboard key
only for HP notebook computers with backlit keyboards

Other notebook computers
For other older notebook computers with a backlit keyboard, try one of the following methods depending on your model, to turn the backlit keyboard on or off.
  • If the spacebar has a keyboard icon on the left side, press and hold the Function key (Fn) and then tap the space bar one time.
  • Press the F12 key.
  • Press the F5 key.
  • Press the special key dedicated to turning the back light on and off.
    Figure : Dedicated key for the keyboard back light
    Dedicated key for the keyboard back light

1 comment:

  1. Excellently explained for newbies like me who have no tech knowlegde and know how and donot know how to use keyboard shortcuts. I will alos share so that more people can benefit.