Unevenly lit MacBook Pro retina spacebar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macfreak101, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. macfreak101 macrumors regular

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    I just noticed this, the space bar on my macbook pro retina is unevenly lit. The sides of the space bar are brighter and the center of the space bar is not as bright as the sides. Is this normal? All other keys are evenly lit. It's a 2014 model.
     
  2. acctman macrumors 65816

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    make sure there is nothing caught between the sides. also is the brightness turns up to the max?
     
  3. macfreak101 thread starter macrumors regular

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    there is nothing caught and the brightness is max.
    here is a picture
    is it fine?
     

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  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Perfectly normal.

    Typed while thinking: God you people are obsessed with your machines.

    I still mean the perfectly normal, that's how they're backlit since they've had back lighting.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Spacebar looks normal but the V and G keys look dim to me in the pic.

    Note: That is because it is angle of view dependent, not because you have a problem :)
     
  6. blooperz macrumors 6502

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    I'd take it into the store and demand to speak to a manager. How are you supposed to be able to find the space key with that sort of post-stevejob era backlighting. If I had a space key like that my productivity would drop by 85.68%. It's unbelievable what apple as come to... no wonder stocks are tanking.

    ~ sarcasm hopefully noted ...this is what happens when you're bored and decide to check the forums...
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    98.237% of numbers on the internet are made up you know....slow day? :)
     
  8. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    Crap ...I have the same problem, and mine's worse because you can notice it in daylight and it shows through my translucent key guard. Wha' do I do, wha' do I do???


    *sarc* :rolleyes:
     

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  9. acctman, Oct 14, 2014
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    acctman macrumors 65816

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    i went with the KB translucent keyboard cover... i love it
     

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  10. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    O/T warning:
    I've only had the key guard a month or two, and already you can see finger wear patterns when you hold it up to the light, even after washing it with soap\toothbrush. ..they're well worth the outlay to protect your keyboard IMHO. :)
     
  11. simonsi macrumors 601

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    That is because the key guard material is soft, my MBP keyboard is just fine after 3 yrs of heavy usage so I'm, not sure what problem you are fixing...?
     
  12. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    V and G looks fine to me; looks the same as all the others.
     

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