No Backlit Keyboard?

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  1. badman89 macrumors regular

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    I was under the impression that my computer was supposed to have a backlit keyboard. It appears not to have one (unless there is some setting that I need to configure).

    I have a 11" MacBook Air that was purchased in June, 2011. This was before they released the Macs with sandy bridge processors. My processor is core 2 duo 1.4ghz.
     
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    In the 2011 models Apple removed the backlit keyboards.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i thought they took it out of the 2010 models but then added it in the 2011 models.
     
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  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ???

    No... the late 2010 - mid 2011 models are the only Airs without backlit keyboards. The OP probably just isn't turning them on.
     
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  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    no, the op bought his in june 2011, about a month before the current models (the ones with the backlit keyboards) came out. i'm thinking his air doesn't have the backlighting.
     
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    Ah, good point. Now I'm getting mixed up with dates.
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    True. The Core 2 Duo MacBook Air sold from October 2010 to July 2011 does not have a backlit keyboard. All other models, including the Core i5/i7 models sold since July 2011 have backlighting.
     
  10. badman89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thanks for the info (especially KPOM).

    That sucks though!
     
  11. n1tut macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately that's life.

    Mine is early 2011, not bothered about the other upgrades for my use of the MBA 11", but would have liked the backlit keyboard.

    tut
     

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