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DellJezz
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Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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I have no idea how to turn on the backlit keyboard feature. There is a button (f10) which is supposed to turn it on, but when I press it nothing happens. Would appreciate some help here! Thanks. 

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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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DellJezz,

Windows 7

Hit the Windows key and the x keys at the same time.

Windows 8

Hit the Windows key and the x keys at the same time, mobility center

If you do not see the keyboard brightness settings, then go to Dell Warranty Status enter your service tag, click on original configuration. Look and see if you have a backlit keyboard installed.

Rick

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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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DellJezz,

Contact Dell Technical Support and they can help with this issue. Since you have the sticker, if it's not working, the cable may have come loose.

Rick

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Doug Attig
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Try holding down the Fn key and pressing F10. You should get varying intensities by pressing F10 multiple times.

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Doug Attig
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Hold down Fn key and tap F10. Tap it several times to get different light levels.

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JSyed
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Did you try the Fn key ? Press the Fn key and F10 simultaneously.

 

DellJezz
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Yes, I've tried that, but still nothing happens.

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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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DellJezz,

Windows 7

Hit the Windows key and the x keys at the same time.

Windows 8

Hit the Windows key and the x keys at the same time, mobility center

If you do not see the keyboard brightness settings, then go to Dell Warranty Status enter your service tag, click on original configuration. Look and see if you have a backlit keyboard installed.

Rick

#DellRockstar

What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

Welcome to Dell Community!

#DellWorld 2012

#DellWorld 2015

#DellEMCWorld 2016

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DellJezz
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Thank you for your detailed response Rockstar. So after following your instructions,  I believe Dell have not installed the backlit keyboard, even though this was one of the main features Dell have highlighted for this laptop - There is even a sticker on the laptop saying backlit keyboard! What should I do now?

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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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DellJezz,

Contact Dell Technical Support and they can help with this issue. Since you have the sticker, if it's not working, the cable may have come loose.

Rick

#DellRockstar

What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

Welcome to Dell Community!

#DellWorld 2012

#DellWorld 2015

#DellEMCWorld 2016

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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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it's Ctrl and F10; not the function (FN) key

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eenymod
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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You press the Fn key at the same time as you press F10

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eenymod
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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I have a Dell inspiron sleek book, and on mine it is the Fn key and F10

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Doug Attig
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RE: Just bought a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 - How do I turn on the backlit keyboard feature?

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Had the same problem - I think its FN+F10 or Ctrl-F10.  I'm at work and can;t remember but it does work and has 2 brightness settings.

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