Lighting Woes

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    Hey I just updated my Wallstreet with all of the OS 10.2.8 security patches and now when I put my laptop to sleep it won't turn the light behind the screen back on. I have to restart my laptop just to get it to work. And when I restart it, the light won't turn on till it gets to the login screen which I have to press the brightness button. How do I fix this?
     
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    Try resetting the PRAM. If that doesn't work, move to the NVRAM. Instructions can be found on Apple's Support site.
     
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    Tried resetting PRAM and PMU, nothing has worked.
     
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    Right now I'm going to try and reinstall OS 10.2, and its hard because I still have no back light. I can't even press the brightness button to turn it back on. Lets hope this works. I can't stand not having a backlight, and I don't want to have to take out the PRAM battery and replace it.
     
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    This person on the Apple Discussion board said to try and charge the backup battery. If its discharged though, then it would take 48 hours, otherwise it would only take 4 hours, with no battery in any of the bays. At least thats how I understood it. Right now, I'm trying to get a tech tools disk to see if that works. Thats how the one person got it to work. The other thing the person said to do was to use an OS 9 disc and boot up with that and then restart into OS X.
     
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    The TechTools disk worked. I used it in school and it worked. The backlight is fixed. Now I need to buy it. Now I need to start a new thread for the video on this.
     

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