2018 Keyboard Backlight

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bubbler328, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Bubbler328 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2014
    Does anyone feel like the backlight on the 2018 Air keyboard is very uneven? Particularly bottoms of most keys and areas like the "ca" in "caps lock"

    Comparing side by side with my 2013 13" Air, its definitely a lot worse, and I don't remember the backlight on my 13" 2017 MBP Touch Bar being this uneven.

    Just curious if I have a dud here or if it's just expected?
  2. b738 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2013
    I have the feeling apple has worsen so much on this macbook! Screen, keyboard, webcam, magsafe, usb ports, CPU speed (Y), backlight keyboard, base price, what else? I have spent 1850€ on it and I hope not to regret it anytime soon (ah, add +250€ for the apple care because i dont trust apple so I need to get it now)
  3. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Uneven lighting was a MacBook 12 late 2015 issue.
  4. Sabretooth78 macrumors member


    Nov 13, 2012
    Western NY
    I just replaced the keyboard on a liquid-damaged 2014 MBA and the new backlight (just bought new) is very uneven, with a bright streak from (and showing through) the spacebar and up through the "8" and "I" keys, not coincidentally right where the contacts connect it to the board. The old/OEM backlight was much more even and I've actually considered putting it back in despite it getting beaten up a bit due to the removal of the old keyboard.

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