Lights on Keyboard don't work!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by k12nxcutie, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. k12nxcutie, Sep 21, 2010
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  2. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Your roommate.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i LOLd.

    OP you would have to pull apart the computer, its either going to need a new power cable to the LEDS, or new LEDs.
     
  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes mods are way too freaking uptight...

    It, hopefully, won’t be a very expensive problem; a hassle though (pulling apart the computer as is stated above me).
     
  5. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    OP, after you fix the actual problem, you should probsbly consider doing as MartyF81 said. Your roommate clearly has problems.
     
  6. Sheeds macrumors member

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    lol
    you should punch their lights out
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You should make your roommate pay for the repairs.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yes i agree with that one
     
  9. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't do anything. IMHO this keyboard backlight is a cheap but pretty much useless feature.
    It works on mine but I never use it. Learn typing.
    If you can't and you still have to look at the keys all the time, turn on the lights, yours eyes will thank you. Using a notebook in complete darkness is about as healthy for you eyes as listening to too loud music on your ipod to your ears.
     
  10. moel macrumors 6502

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    How does your mate 'spill' WD40 on your laptop? It's kind of a given that you have to hold the button down on the can to get it to come out of the can.

    Personally i suspect it's just currently shorting out power to the LEDs leave it another day and see what happens, doesn't take that long for WD to evaporate.

    Also be aware that WD40 isn't exactly friendly to the plasticy rubber substances in your keyboard. (whilst it states it's safe to use on rubber...over the long term it eats away at it) So at some point you might find the keys stop working as well!

    MD50 is the way to go for your room mate.
     
  11. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried forcing a shutdown on your roommate?
     

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