No light on MBA late 2010 model

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MBA2010, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. MBA2010 macrumors newbie

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    My keyboard light has never worked on my MBA. I tried all of the tricks (flashlight directly on light sensor, reboot using control, option, plus power key) and nothing works. Is it possible my model doesn't have a keyboard light, or that it was bad out of the box? Also, when I go to Syst. Preferences, click Keyboard, there is no checkbox option for any type of keyboard light sensor etc. anywhere....? Help if you can please, thanks!
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    United Kingdom
    #2
    Late 2010 models don't have a backlit keyboard, sorry!
     
  3. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

    Ronnoco

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    I was very disappointed to find out that Apple did away with the backlit keyboard when I purchased my 2010 11" MacBook Air. One of the rare really dumb moves by Apple. I was very happy to see they reversed themselves and added it back to the 2011 and forward models. I really missed it and am thrilled my 2013 MacBook Air 13" has the beautiful backlit keys.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    ^^^^Yep, that's a big plus for me too. I use a logitech backlit keyboard with my Mac Pro also. It allows me to keep the light off in my room with my Mac Pro or wherever I happen to be with my MBA.

    Lou
     

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