How to turn on hp omen keyboard lights?

If you are someone who wants to use his PC in the night light, then you must have heard of the HP Omen notebook. The keyboard of your HP Omen laptop is designed in such a way that you can use it quite easily in the darkness as the keyboard can be lightened up whenever needed. This reduces the hassle of turning on the light of your room for viewing the keyboard and using its keys. However, sometimes, users do not know how to turn on HP keyboard light. So, this article will show you the details on how to turn on HP keyboard lights and what steps you can take if the keyboard lights do not work.

turn on hp keyboard lights

Note- if you are using an HP Notebook, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it would have a backlit keyboard, however, to know about the same, you can navigate to the hp support page and learn about the same. Here you need to locate your Notebook model and learn about its specifications.

Easy steps to turn on HP keyboard light

In case you are interested in knowing the process to turn on your keyboard light, you just need to follow some easy steps. All you need to do is:

  • You can either press the F4 key.
  • Or, press the F5 key based on your HP PC model.
  • Else, you need to press the ‘Fn key’ with F4 or F5 key.
  • To turn off the keyboard light, press the same keys again.
  • Sometimes, the ‘F11’ key has to be pressed for turning on and off the backlight.

This is how you turn on HP keyboard light. If that doesn’t work, you need to have a look at the ‘Function keys’ row and press the key with an icon like this (…) or something like that.

HP Omen keyboard lights not working Windows 10

In case you have tried pressing F4, F5, or F11 keys along with pressing the ‘Fn’ keys and still the backlit keyboard does not turn on in your Windows 10, then you must:

  • Restart your PC

If there are some minor bugs in your PC and you see that some functions in your PC are not working properly, then restarting the PC might help in this scenario. Restarting helps fix some minor issues with your PC. After you restart your PC, try to turn on the HP keyboard light and see if it helps. If not, go to the next section.

  • Locate the keyboard light key

Simply, have a look at your keyboard and try to find a key with the flashlight-like icon. After finding out that key, try to press and see if it works. If it doesn’t, try to press the same key along with the ‘Fn’ key.

  • Reinstall keyboard drivers

  1. Go to the Control Panel > Device Manager.
  2. Tap on ‘Keyboards’ and right-click on your keyboard.
  3. Select ‘Uninstall’ and restart your PC.
  4. And the keyboard driver will be installed automatically.
  5. If not, you need to install it manually.


This is how you can use the HP Omen backlit keyboard in its best way. If you are unable to use the keyboard, then you may use HP solution center. If that does not help, you need to perform a factory reset on your notebook and it would definitely help fix the issue. After that, you will be able to turn on the HP keyboard light easily.

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