New powerbook Backlight Keyboard?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imac abuser, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Hello,
    I just custom ordered a new 15" powerbook, and I purchased the higher end one with a superdrive to get the backlight keyboard. But what I did was downgrade the drive to an optical in the screens where you can change things to save a few bucks. I don't need a superdrive I have one on my iMac. But the question is when I press the buttons to brighten the keyboard it comes up with the not symbol like it doesnt exist. On my invoice it shows backlight keyboard am i missing something? Do I need to toggle something on?

    Regards
    IMAC ABUSER
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    The buttons only work when it's dark enough for the backlight to turn on! Try: turning off all the lights and dimming the screen as far as ti goes. Then try the buttons.

    Confusing eh?
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    You have to be in a dark room before the backlight will activate. It will not turn on in broad daylight, or even in most lamp light.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Just experimenting with mine. With the lights on the F9 and F10 bring up the same dimmed symbol, but the F8 one is a little different. If you cover the left speaker completely for a minute or so your screen will dim and the backlight will turn on.
     
  5. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    Oh sweet thanks so much I was worried that they sent me the lesser model but upgraded it with my extras you guys rip!

    Thanks
    IMac Abuser
     

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