Backlit keyboard on my PB

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BrianVarick, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. BrianVarick macrumors member

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    I can't seem to get it to work. Is there some way to manually get it to work or something?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The default setup only allows it to work when it's dark. But you can download Lab Tick to give you manual control over it.
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It has to be dark enough for the backlit keyboard to work I think.

    When it is dark you should be able to manually control it using the F8, F9, and F10 keys. If that doesn't work try holding the "fn" key when you hit the F keys.
     
  4. BrianVarick thread starter macrumors member

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    I just downloaded Lab Tick, and it says my PB doesn't have a Backlit keyboard, I thought they all did?
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Looking back at some of your previous posts, it appears that you have a 15" 1.25 GHz PB...is that right? That model did come with the backlit keyboard, so it should work. (The 1.0 GHz model released at the same time did not have the backlit keyboard.) Hmm...
     
  6. BrianVarick thread starter macrumors member

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    yup 1.25, and I just put on a new osx, so it shouldn't me messed up.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If you go to System Preferences --> Keyboard & Mouse --> Keyboard, do you have the "Illuminate keyboard in low light conditions" check box available?
     
  8. BrianVarick thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see it, this is weird.
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Has the keyboard been replaced at any point? Has the backlight ever worked for you?

    You're also not the only one with this issue, if that makes you feel any better. :) Unfortunately no answers though.
     
  10. BrianVarick thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure if it was replaced or not, i got it from a friend. I don't really care about the backlit that much, it would just be cool to have one in awhile.
     

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