I replaced my keyboard, but my backlight isn't working....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agentcooper2001, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. agentcooper2001 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2011
    A few weeks ago I spilled a little bit of water on my keyboard (15" macbook pro mid 2010 a1286)

    The keyboard quit working, but after turning it upside down and drying out for a day, everything else seemed to work fine. Even the backlight still came on, the keys just didn't work.

    I ordered a replacement keyboard from an eBay store and replaced it tonight. I have to say that was the most tedious thing I've ever done! 65 screws in the keyboard alone!

    So after putting it back together, the keyboard works and almost everything is fine. My two issues are:

    1. The backlight isn't coming on.

    2. When I close the lid, the computer is still awake; it doesn't go to sleep like it did before.

    Do you guys have any idea what I may have done wrong to cause this to happen? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. iphonehype macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012

    Never done a hardware repair on a Mac apart from changing RAM modules.

    I would advise go to the Apple Store explain what happened. They will find the issue and price you up for the parts they will replace.

    From there you know the parts you need, Apple do not charge for diagnostics regardless of warranty status.

    Good Luck :apple:

Share This Page