XPS M1730 - How do you turn off the backlight?

Is there a way to turn off the light on the lid? I know how to turn off the keyboard, but I can't seem to find any information on how to turn off the lid.



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Re: XPS M1730 - How do you turn off the backlight?

When booting, press F2 to enter bios (setup).. theres options in there to turn off all the lights..


Just be careful not to change stuff you are not sure of, only change the light settings Smiley Wink


Good Luck!


edit* or if you are using Quickset, you can most likely turn it off from there also

Message Edited by GodfreyOuwens on 08-17-2008 09:46 AM
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Re: XPS M1730 - How do you turn off the backlight?

Go into the BIOS setup by pressing F2 while the Dell Splash screen is starting (when you first turn it on)

Go into the 'Onboard Devices' section

Go down to the 'Panel LED'

Press <enter> to change the option to NO

Press <esc>

Choose 'Save/Exit' option


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Re: XPS M1730 - How do you turn off the backlight?

If you're not happy messing about in the BIOS, you can do it using QuickSet.


Open QuickSet > System > Gaming Options, and you'll see a tick box in the top right which is ticked by default.

Untick it to turn off the 'Back panel wings and badge LED's'.

There's another tick box in the lower right of that same screen, which allows you to 'Turn off all LED's' Smiley Wink

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!


XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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