My Touch Bar recently stopped working and at this point I have stopped trying to fix it.. I have tried reseting SMC/NVRAM. I just wanted to know if there is a way to turn on the keyboard lights even without Touch Bar working.
I don't think there's a way to manually adjust the keyboard backlight without the Touch Bar working, but you can set it to automatically turn on in low light:
Adjust the brightness automatically
To set your keyboard brightness to adjust automatically:
- From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences, then click Keyboard.
- Select the "Adjust keyboard brightness in low light" checkbox.