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avabo
09-23-2015, 03:50 PM
Hello people,
I'd like to know if there is a way i can remedy a small issue that bothers me with the backlight. The thing is, when I log into windows, the backlight only turns on AFTER I input my password, and I'd like it to be turned on before that, since the keys are a little hard to see when there is no light. Is there a way to do that?

Maxter
09-23-2015, 04:03 PM
i don't think you can. The drivers are ran once you log on... unless there is a way to run the drivers as barebone drivers?

MaxCioco
09-23-2015, 11:24 PM
On my laptop they turn on as soon as hit the power on button. Never did something in particular for that to work, but I might have an idea why that doesn't work for you.

Open task manager -> start-up -> see that "ETD Control Center" is enabled to start with windows.
My guess is that it's a program that loads up anyway, but if you don't enable that it will start only later on in the loading process.

avabo
09-24-2015, 12:18 AM
On my laptop they turn on as soon as hit the power on button. Never did something in particular for that to work, but I might have an idea why that doesn't work for you.

Open task manager -> start-up -> see that "ETD Control Center" is enabled to start with windows.
My guess is that it's a program that loads up anyway, but if you don't enable that it will start only later on in the loading process.

You're right, it is enabled in the task manager, so i guess it does load up as soon as the session starts. Which brings me back to step one xD

GottiBoi55
09-24-2015, 12:28 AM
Hello people,
I'd like to know if there is a way i can remedy a small issue that bothers me with the backlight. The thing is, when I log into windows, the backlight only turns on AFTER I input my password, and I'd like it to be turned on before that, since the keys are a little hard to see when there is no light. Is there a way to do that?


Hi avabo, and welcome to the ROG Forum.
What model notebook do to have?
Do you have the latest BIOS version flashed?
This issue you have is BIOS related, the keyboard should light up as soon as you hit the power button.

Good luck, and good gaming!

PS: Don't worry about the ETD Control center, that for your Elan Touchpad, nothing to do with keyboard back lighting ......LOL

avabo
09-25-2015, 03:55 PM
Hi avabo, and welcome to the ROG Forum.
What model notebook do to have?
Do you have the latest BIOS version flashed?
This issue you have is BIOS related, the keyboard should light up as soon as you hit the power button.

Good luck, and good gaming!

PS: Don't worry about the ETD Control center, that for your Elan Touchpad, nothing to do with keyboard back lighting ......LOL


Hello again and thank you for replying.
My notebook is the ROG GL551J, and as for the Bios, I have G551JK.200, 01/08/2014, version 2.7
I hope that helps!

Corporal
09-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Never shutting windows down is another way of dealing with this issue. Personally, I always put my laptop in standby mode, rarely hibernation. There is no use shutting down windows every day.

avabo
09-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Never shutting windows down is another way of dealing with this issue. Personally, I always put my laptop in standby mode, rarely hibernation. There is no use shutting down windows every day.

I don't know.. I come from the time when it was common to shut down the pc everyday to avoid additional damage, and It kinda stuck with me thru the ages.

joshindaphils
09-25-2015, 06:23 PM
I don't know.. I come from the time when it was common to shut down the pc everyday to avoid additional damage, and It kinda stuck with me thru the ages.

What time was that? I come from the time that you burn your PC 24/7 as it is the thermal expansion and contraction that causes a large amount of electronics failures. Then there are always factors like disk drive heads sticking, etc.

For all intents and purposes sleeping and hibernation have this same effect.

Not that this is a huge factor, and even less so today, but shutting down your PC every day to prevent additional damage was never really a thing. If anything it was a compromise between electrical usage and longevity; if you want to turn you machine off when not in use it is best to turn it on and off once a day, and not repeatedly throughout the day.

Avabo,

Check my post in this thread: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?76327-Standard-G551JW-issues I've not tested it as the g751 keyboard back light behavior is different.

Corporal
09-25-2015, 07:38 PM
For all intents and purposes sleeping and hibernation have this same effect.
The laptop performs much less calculations and doesn't get as rapidly hot when waking up from sleep or hibernation.

By the way, I don't shut down my G751JY even if I'm taking it apart to clean fans. Hibernation saves everything to the SSD, I turn it on after the procedure and I'm right where I left off :cool:

jrbdmb
03-23-2016, 02:19 PM
There is a similar thread in the G Series forum, where a user claims this issue was resolved by using an updated VER100042 driver.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?70706

However, this newer ATK VER100042 driver is posted for the ROG G752VY, but *not* for the newer GL552VW and GL752VW models.

Edit - I decided to load up this new driver on my GL552VW, and it does work as advertised. Backlighting is now turned on at the logon / password screen. Still wondering why ASUS hasn't posted this for the GL models.