Dell E6400 Backlit KEYBOARD to YOUR Control…BACKLIGHT [Windows10] upto 5 min light ON [also E5440]

Dell E6400 laptops are almost a decade old now, but still widely used. One great feature is the backlight keyboard [also on Dell E5440]… very nice in low light environments [check SHOW MORE]
For Dell E6430, YouTube at: [[ See SHOW MORE ]] for finding the appropriate utility to get CONTROL of the backlighting to YOUR PREFERENCE under Windows 10. **** Windows 10 default is “Backlight” OFF after 10 seconds of non-keyboard use. *****

IN A NUTSHELL … With the appropriate Windows 7 utility [that STILL WORKS under Windows 10], you can control the backlight ON time up to 5 minutes… not the teeny tiny max of 10 seconds!

APOLOGIES in advance if this video seems dull & tedious … goal is document AND provide reasonably complete information to replicate solving a problem to as many folks as possible. At times, step-by-step for one person is great, but super laborious for another; quick and simple for some can be a “what?!” for others; . VIDEO TIME and DESCRIPTIONS are listed [think of them akin to chapters in a book] in order that you can skip sections that you feel are unnecessary for your skill set.

0:00 …. Overview and introduction to problem
0:49 …. Demonstration of “default” Windows 10 backlit ON time
0:58 Backlight ON
1:14 backlight OFF
1:42 …. Going to Dell website at: to upgrade Bios from A15 to A34
2:11 ….. Search for ” dell e6400 utilities”
2:28 …. Go to Support
2:45 … In the dropdown menus for Latitude E6400, select “System Utilities” and “Windows 7, 32-bit” [for 32-bit Windows 10]
3:15 … Of the 3 choices, select the “Dell Feature Enhancement Pack Application”; download and install
4:13 … Install opens; start making selections
5:24 …. After restart, go to Control Panel; then Appearance and Personalization; then Hardware and Sound; then Dell Backlight Keyboard Settings …. and then there are choices.
7:18 …. Test of 5 minute backlit ON
7:23 …. Keyboard Backlight ON
7:33 …. 3 minute pause in video … Backlight still ON

FOR Dell E6430 …. VIDEO is at:

**** If your Dell E6400 has an audio problem with awful static & crackle bursts, the problem MAY NOT BE HARDWARE but software.
Check out video at: for solutions …especially after a Windows 10 update ****

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