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Keyboard lights will not go off

Dell Inspiron 1525 running win Vista: there are three blue audio lights on the top right of the keyboard. They will not go off (they're not supposed to stay lit). No other lights have this issue and the audio controls work fine.
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  • cedeed Oct 31, 2008

    No,they usually do not stay lit. They are lit while depressed and then go out. As of this afternoon they are continuously on


  • cedeed Oct 31, 2008

    No,they usually do not stay lit. They are lit while depressed and then go out. As of this afternoon they are continuously on



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At what point so they light up? This is important because it helps determine if it's the hardware or a software that enables it.

If it lights up before the windows XP bootup.. it's hardware and not fixable.. Call Dell Support
If it lights up during or after XP boots up.. then it is the driver. You may want to reinstall the drivers from Dells website for these.
Otherwise.. it could simply be something in Dell's Software (you may or may not have it... Dell QuickSet. Look for it around your programs menus.

Forgive me for asking but why is this so important? Nothing's essentially broken. Just curious.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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See page 20.

These are not just lights. they are in fact buttons. They do stay lit. If you want these disconnected yu will need to remove the plastic cover and pull the cable that supplies power to them. I do not recommend doing this. Just put something over the lights if you do not want them to show.
This is by design of the laptop from Dell.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008


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