Backlit Keyboard - Some keys brighter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdamCanada, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. AdamCanada macrumors newbie

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    I was recently using my backlit keyboard of pretty much the first time and I realized that middle right side of the keyboard is slightly dimmer that the other side. I can still see the keys and its not a huge difference but its enough to be noticeable and somewhat distracting.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I had a light go out on my Powerbook, four keys in a corner went out, Apple replaced it, but it went completely out.
     
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I am not impressed with the backlit keyboard on my unibody MBP at all. Some keys are brighter than others and waaay to much light seeps through the open cracks below the keys. The backlighting on the old Macbook Pro's keyboard was far superior. Apple dropped the ball with the new setup.
     
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Top left corner? My MacBook Pro (Aluminum) is dark in that corner. I don't use the backlight often, so it isn't an issue, really.
     
  5. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Ya, mine kind of varies throughout. I get some light seeping through keys here and there. But that's only when looking at an angle. If I look down directly over the keyboard it's perfect.
     
  6. AdamCanada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would anyone recommend taking it in to see if the genius could/would do anything to fix or replace it. Mines not horrible but it still gets on my nerves cause I notice it every time I turn on the backlight.
     
  7. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Light leaks from all over the effing place.

    I try to dim it to compensate for the light leakage.
     
  8. AdamCanada thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not talking about the light leaking. The actual LED is dimmer on some than the others.
     
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  10. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    Take it to a Genius.

    All my keys are brilliantly bright.
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why does anyone need the backlight? Just learn to touch type!

    I leave my backlight off at all times.
     
  12. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Mine is equally lit all over, as it was meant to be. I'd bring it to an Apple store.
     
  13. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    Why not learn to use telepathy via bluetooth? No need to type at all.
     
  14. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I was just responding to a few other posts.
     
  15. duffmanth macrumors member

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    This is exactly what's going on with my new 15" MBP. When you look directly over the keyboard everything is perfect. When you look at it from a certain angle the light leaks out more from below the E key, it can be kinda distracting. I was gonna take it back, but what's the point after reading about so many people with the same issues. Whose not to say the next one won't be the same or worse. I talked to Apple support a few times and they said this is common to some extent on most MBP's. It stills needs to be fixed though considering how much these machines cost.
     

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