Solved Does Asus N56V laptop have backlit keyboard?

Asus / N56v
January 10, 2015 at 11:25:35
Specs: Windows 7, i7,2.3GHz
Picture: http://s275.photobucket.com/user/da...

Hello,

I recently discovered (after 1 year) that my laptop (asus N56V) should have a backlit keyboard. Than I went on some forums and somebody there said that there is no that kind of option for my keyboard, but if I press Fn plus F3 or F4 there is brightness configuration logo (which looks like on F3 and F4 on the above picture. What do you think is there problem with connection, should I update system? I am not computer expert so every help is much apriciated.

Thanks in advance


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January 11, 2015 at 08:30:56
I had another look & there are a couple downloads related to the keyboard, I suggest you install both of them. And make sure to reboot afterwards. Just realized I forgot the link in my last response - fixed!

Here it is again: http://support.asus.com/Download.as...

Download the following:

- ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities
- ASUS InstantKey Utility

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#1
January 10, 2015 at 13:18:06
Have a look at this thread and see if it helps: http://superuser.com/questions/7080...

Although it refers to Windows 8.1 and a different model number, it may be relevant to your problem.

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#2
January 10, 2015 at 14:42:57
There should be one more letter in your model number. I believe the ATKACPI driver mentioned in the link in ijack's post is what you need. But without the correct model number, I can't point you at it. This will get you close:

http://support.asus.com/download/Mo...


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#3
January 10, 2015 at 15:28:53
I cannot acess Asus webpage (The server at support.asus.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed). But I think that I got model number. I looked under computer and I found this: Asus N56VM-S4284V.

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#4
January 10, 2015 at 17:35:38
Try the following link. Select your OS, the go to to Utilities. Click the + then download & install "ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities". Use the Global download, not Global (DLM).

http://support.asus.com/Download.as...

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#5
January 11, 2015 at 00:44:58
Unfortunately this didn't work.

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#6
January 11, 2015 at 01:25:39
When you hold down the Fn key have tried tapping the F4 key repeatedly?

Looking at the photo the keyboard brightness appears to be incremental which could mean that if you only tap the key once the brightness increases but not enough to be noticeable.

Just a shot in the dark.


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#7
January 11, 2015 at 01:57:21
Yes I tried. If I am pressing Fn and F4 repeatedly, it says brightness up and white bar bellow fills. If I am pressing Fn and F3 repeteadly, it says brightness down. So because of this I think I have backlit keyboard.

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#8
January 11, 2015 at 04:52:16
Looking at the photo of your keyboard it appears that the keyboard does have backlit functionality. See the opaque area below the keys? This isn't present on a standard non-backlit keyboard.

Why it doesn't work is a mystery though.

I just read a thread that hinted at Fn + F9 to toggle the backlight on and off. Worth a try.

Also try shutting down the laptop completely, disconnect the power cable and remove the battery. Next hold down the power button for approximately 10 seconds. Reassemble the laptop and power it on.

Apparently while the laptop is powering up the keyboard should light up momentarily during the boot sequence. Keep an eye on it to see if it does.


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#9
January 11, 2015 at 06:14:02
This is not my keyboard. I gave the picture just for example how logo that appears on my screen if I hold Fn F3-F4 looks like. I actually don't have this logo on my keys but as I said in the previous reply it appears on the screen when I hold that keys. So I belived that i had this option till I recently discovered article that say that my model doesn't have backlit keyboard.

LINK: https://benpowell.org/asus-n56vm-ha...

So I think that's it. Thanks to everyone who took heir time wrote advice.


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#10
January 11, 2015 at 08:30:56
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I had another look & there are a couple downloads related to the keyboard, I suggest you install both of them. And make sure to reboot afterwards. Just realized I forgot the link in my last response - fixed!

Here it is again: http://support.asus.com/Download.as...

Download the following:

- ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities
- ASUS InstantKey Utility

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#11
January 11, 2015 at 08:48:17
I uninstalled ATK package and reinstalled ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities, Keyboard Device Filter Utility and ASUS InstantKey Utility, rebooted computer and unfortunately it didn't work.

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