Powerbook Backlight Keyboard Problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Lapdance Jockey, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all

    I just wanted to thank you for answering my previous questions and to ask another one :cool:

    I have the powerbook g4 laptop and the backlighting on the keyboard was great - super bright etc - i was even messing with it - placing my hand over the speakers on the left activated it even during well lit conditions (i did that like 3 times just to show off)

    Now today the backlight is considerably dimmer - power is plugged in- it looks good when its pitch black in the room - but in low light you can barely see it -

    it doesnt get any brighter or dimmer now - it has one setting - thats it - and its weak.

    Any thoughts on how to get the brightness back up or what could have caused the problem?

    many thanks

    :(
     
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    robbieduncan

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    #2
    The controls for the brightness of the backlight are on F9 (lower) and F10 (brighter). When the backlight is on try holding down F10.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea - My Bad

    wow - so embarrassed

    newbie question

    sorry about that - but thank you for your reply

    just read that at apples website

    thanks again

    :eek: :eek:
     
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    Macaddicttt

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    I don't have a PowerBook, so I can't try this out myself, but doesn't F10 just activate Exposé? Or do you just hold down the fn button?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    Not a PowerBook with backlit keyboard. You need to use the fn key to get F10 (which activates Exposé).

    Most of the F keys are allocated to something else by default (F1 - F10 are all used).
     
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    Applespider

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    I remapped my Expose keys - with Dashboard coming up will have to think of a few other things to get round running out of function keys!
     
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    Daveway

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    Does anyone know what's up with the new backlit keyboards? What is different about them besides being brighter?
     

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