Sony :: How To Control Keyboard Backlight,power Light Etc On Vaio Z 2010 SSD Models
1. How do I control the duration for which the backlight keyboard lights are on.
2. The ambient light detector keeps dimming and brightening my screen when in a complete dark room. How to fix this?
3. How to turn on or off the green power light button?
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