Powerbook Backlight Keyboard Problem

Lapdance Jockey

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Original poster
Mar 5, 2005
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Valley of the Sun
Hi all

I just wanted to thank you for answering my previous questions and to ask another one :cool:

I have the powerbook g4 laptop and the backlighting on the keyboard was great - super bright etc - i was even messing with it - placing my hand over the speakers on the left activated it even during well lit conditions (i did that like 3 times just to show off)

Now today the backlight is considerably dimmer - power is plugged in- it looks good when its pitch black in the room - but in low light you can barely see it -

it doesnt get any brighter or dimmer now - it has one setting - thats it - and its weak.

Any thoughts on how to get the brightness back up or what could have caused the problem?

many thanks

:(
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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The controls for the brightness of the backlight are on F9 (lower) and F10 (brighter). When the backlight is on try holding down F10.
 

robbieduncan

Moderator emeritus
Jul 24, 2002
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Harrogate
Macaddicttt said:
I don't have a PowerBook, so I can't try this out myself, but doesn't F10 just activate Exposé? Or do you just hold down the fn button?
Not a PowerBook with backlit keyboard. You need to use the fn key to get F10 (which activates Exposé).

Most of the F keys are allocated to something else by default (F1 - F10 are all used).
 
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