Random question about the backlit keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stridder44, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    This is gonna sound kinda silly, but can the lighting on the backlit keyboard (fiber optics?) burn out? If so, how much usage would make this happen?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    It's probably LED with fiber optics. LED has exceptional long life,
    in addition, you are not running the backlight 24/ 7.
    So if it burns out, by that time the iPod then will have more power than current MBP.
     
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    LEDs typically last over 100,000 hours. That's 11.4 years if you use the backlight continuously.
     
  4. SSerino macrumors member

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    Where is the light sensor for the backlit keyboard? The sensor that determines if it is dark in the room or not.
     
  5. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe its under the left side speaker
     
  6. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    well thats good to know that it wont "burn out" lol, i keep my MBP in my room, and usually the light is always off in my room so the room is not really all that dark during the day because of the light coming through the curtains, but the keyboard still uses the backlight during this time. I usually dont put my lights on in my room while im in it is because when im in my room, im usually playing xbox or just typing on the computer and the low light helps alot, so its good to know that the keyboard will last longer than the display itself lol.
     
  7. Stridder44 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Stridder44

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    Crap then I'm gonna have a problem.

    /sarcasm
     
  8. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    I double dog dare someone to find out!
     

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