backlit keyboard query

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by knicksfan58, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. knicksfan58 macrumors member

    May 6, 2004
    the keyboard on my new g4 lights up in low-light situations, but when i turn the light off completely, the light goes away. is this what is supposed to happen? aren't the keys supposed to stay illuminated when there is complete darkness?
  2. wide macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2004
    They could be that in the dark, your screen lights up the keyboard more than it does in dim light, thus the ambient light sensors think it is light enough to see the keyboard clearly. Call Apple if you want, that's what I would do because your computer is new.
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    It can be a little flaky at times, but it seems to get better with time. Whenever it shuts off when it shouldn't, just try to adjust the settings via the special buttons. There were times when it wouldn't work all night for me, but just fine the next, with no reboots work logouts in between. :confused:

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