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Aspire 5 A515 - 52G Disable keyboard backlight timeout?

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  • ThomasLindvigThomasLindvig Member Posts: 4 New User
    I have the same totally annoying problem on my brand new very expensive Acer Aspire 7. No setting option in BIOS v1.19. Sometimes keyboard lights seems to turn off after just couple of seconds. I need to train myself to always press the CTRL firstly to activate the lights without writing, before writing...
    I had a Thinkpad where Windows 10 interfered with the keyboard lights, turned them on and off according to room brightness, but I can't find that setting on my Acer.

    UPDATE: The newest BIOS has "Implement KB lighting timeout function", I will now rush to install that!
  • KHANJARKHANJAR Member Posts: 1 New User
    On the acer nitro 5 the keyboard lights can be kept on by going to nitrosence....click on settings...then click the keyboard setting that turns the 30 second backlight timer on or off.
  • Zulhelmi96Zulhelmi96 Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    Yeah bro, I feel what you feel bro months before you buy this laptop. I really hope that acer will update their bios with backlight timeout features like their other laptop model. Or else, I think you should return it
  • AlienHandAlienHand Member Posts: 15 Troubleshooter
    edited January 24
    When is Acer going to fix the backlight problem when running on battery? I want the backlight NEVER to turn off when using battery as every other Acer user. Why can't Acer make this optional for Acer users to choose what option they want? Is Acer lacking competent programmers or do they just ****** on their customers even after buying an Acer laptop for +$1000 !?

    [Post edited to remove inappropriate or personal content -Acer-Manny]

  • Acer-MannyAcer-Manny Acer Crew Posts: 3,104 Acer Crew
    Accepted Answer

    Hi all,

    Thank you for all the feedback provided on this matter, please keep in mind that the backlight automatically turning off 30 seconds after the last keystroke, is a power saving feature (mostly found in our newer models) as part of our effort to meet Energy Star7.0, Acer is unable to offer a support path to override or modify this feature if your model is not eligible for the following BIOS update:



    A "Keyboard Lighting Timeout" function has been implemented for the following models only: 

    Model

    BIOS v.

    Date

    Download Link

    Aspire T7000

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Aspire A715-72G

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Predator PH315-51

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Aspire A717-72G

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Nitro AN515-52

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Nitro AN515-53

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Predator PH317-52

    1.25

    2019/03/20

    Download

    Model

    BIOS v.

    Date

    Download Link

    Nitro AN515-42

    1.13

    2019/03/08

    Download


    Note: Please keep in mind that this implementation (Main tab) will allow users to Disable the "Keyboard Lighting Timeout" option to have the Keyboard Backlight on at all times when on AC power only if the unit is on battery power, it will work as intended (automatically turning off 30 seconds after the last keystroke). You can check periodically for any drivers, manuals and BIOS updates here: Drivers&Manual official page

    Please follow the "Disable keyboard backlight timeout" instructions (FAQ):

    https://us.answers.acer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61998#_ga=2.159783933.1374864991.1552488642-1045363774.1531752932

    BIOS changes example:


    Note: This thread will be now closed and this reply will be marked as the solution.


    Best Regards,

    Acer-Manny

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