Backlight Mackbook OS X version 10.5.4

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  1. xxsabobo88xx macrumors newbie

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    HELLO I NEED HELP... i really want my keyboard backlight and I went to help on my computer and it said to go to sysetm prefrences and to check the box that says turn backlight on:cool::cool::cool:... BUT THERE IS NO BOX:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::

    Help Please

    -beanz
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    Which macbook do you have? It's not on every model.
     
  3. xxsabobo88xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by which one will you give me an example


    BTW

    I am not very good at this comuter stuff:D:D
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

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    What model is it? One of the new late 2008 macbooks? The old white plastic one?
     
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    Well then no one can help you then, sorry.

    If it's a MacBook from April and not a MacBook Pro, then it has no backlit keyboard
     
  7. xxsabobo88xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But in the "Finder Help" it says to check this box.... but the box is not there
     
  8. Sky Blue Guest

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    Look, if the writing on the screen bezel above the keyboard says MacBook and not MacBook Pro, and you got in in April, then the keyboard is not backlit.
     
  9. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Because physically, the hardware is not available on your computer. It is not possible.

    Its the same reason you cannot make a cup of coffee with your MacBook, because it doesn't have a coffee maker. Make sense?
     
  10. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    You don't have a box to check as your computer doesn't support backlighting, only the late 2008 $1599 MacBook and the MacBook Pros do unfortunately.
     
  11. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    Before October, 2008, all MacBooks did not come with backlit keyboards.
    MacBook Pro's have had them for a while (so if it is a MacBook pro that you got in April 2008 new, then it should have it)
    If it's an aluminum MacBook made in October 2008 or later, it has a backlit keyboard.

    Even though the help file says you have it, you may not. I have keys assigned to changing the backlight setting (F5 and F6).

    I don't think your computer supports it.
     
  12. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Fixed
     
  13. xxsabobo88xx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oo Thankkss

    OO that stinks.... Thanx anyway.. now I wont spend hours looking for it :):):(:(:(:)
     
  14. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a

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    I said aluminum MacBook... Both of the aluminum MacBooks have backlit keyboards, right?
     
  15. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Nope, just the 2.4 one, 2.0 does.
     
  16. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Fixed it for ya lol
     

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