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Just look this 2 keypad Fn and a sun icon
just press this fn+ icon

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You have a bad back light. It is a somewhat cheap repair if you do it on your own, but can be a bit costly if you have a repair service do it. There are online tutorials on how to disassemble your screen, or you can take it to a computer repair service.

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