m1 MacBook Air keyboard backlight flickering.
Ok so few weeks ago I got myself a brand new m1 macbook air, it was working totally fine until suddenly the keyboard backlight started to flicker out of nowhere. *things I noticed:
*flickering starts sometime(randomly) after mac goes to sleep or SHUT DOWN.
*stops immediately when I touch the backlight slider control from the control center and does not happen until unless mac goes to sleep(manually/automatically) or Shutdown.
*All keys work ,backlight auto adjusts to ambient lighting as expected, manual backlight control using the slider works as expected
*if the backlight was set to a level other than 0, and the backlight was flickering during sleep/shutdown it stops immediately after I log in
*if backlight was set to level 0, flickering continues after I log in, but stops immediately when the slider is touched and given a manual input (including level 0)
*when its flickering and the slider is not yet touched, the slider doesnt oscillate back and forth in sync with the flickering to reflect the backlight level, it stays normal.
*The flickering is completely random and may randomly stop completely during sleep.
what I tried doing:
*Complete Mac Os reinstall after formatting everything.
*norton full scan
*Installing mac os on an ext ssd and booting from there
Btw just so u know, I recently moved to an area with very high humidity.
Thanks already if anyone of u read all this crap, any opinion of what could be wrong would be EXTREMELY EXTREMELY EXTREMELYYY helpful.
*UPDATE 1 : I noticed that now it no longer flickers but rather just mostly stays on (with flickering happening rarely), which is even terrible coz the backlight is draining the battery during sleep
*1 additional info: The 2nd day after I received the mac, I used it after workout, and I remember a tiny drop of sweat fell on the bottom left corner of the space bar key. most of it was on the key surface with a tiny amount going under, which I wiped by poking a thin piece of paper. I didnt think much of it at first but here I am after 2 weeks, so who knows (smh)
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