Ambient Light Sensors, replace?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bartelby, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I have a 1.5GHz 15" PowerBook. The backlit keyboard no longer lights, nor do the options appear in the System Prefs. Also the Auto brightness is the same.


    Does anybody know if I replace the 2 light sensors the system will recognise the keyboard again?

    I've tried reinstalling the OS, by the way.

    Thanks.
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Is it still under warranty?

    Best to leave such things to the geniuses.
     
  3. bartelby thread starter macrumors Core

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    Nope, if it was under warranty I'd have taken it to Apple.
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Even if you aren't under warrantee I think that's still the only way to get them fixed, I haven't seen how you would even get to them on any website. They're going to slam you with labor fees though.
     
  5. bartelby thread starter macrumors Core

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    www.ifixit.com sell them. I'm not scared of dismantling my PowerBook, it's all quite easy.
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Hmm I've never seen them on their before, and that's where I looked :eek: If you're willing to do it yourself then by all means go for it.
     

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