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    pcmac10
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    Question Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor
    Hi all,
    I have a G4 running 10.3.5. I can't really say when it happened but I've just noticed that my keyboard does not light up anymore. I've looked up several options for turning on and off the function. The suggestion from the Apple site askes me to look in both display and keyboard in preferences. Their is no "Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes" or "Illuminate keyboard in low light conditions" option. I can't say if this is a change in 10.3.5 or some earlier version.

    Anyone ever encounter this and come up with a fix

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    Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor

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    15" PB 1.5, 512 ram, superdrive, one sexy computer!
    yeah i had the problem too, it wasnt the first problem, i had a white line on the screen. Then I noticed that. Its being repaired now... a faulty logic board was the cause.

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    Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor
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    i havn't had that problem and i am running 10.3.5 so there is somthin wrong with ur PowerBook neye:
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    Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor

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    Aluminum 12" 1.33ghz PowerBook G4 w/ 1280mb RAM, 80gb 5400rpm HD, 64mb vid RAM
    Do the currently shipped PowerBook G4's not have keyboard backlighting? Because I went into System Prefs and then Keyboard and there was nothing to click that said anything about keyboard backlighting.
    I searched mac help and it said "if your model is equipped..." so does mine just not have it?

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    Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor
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    Cool
    I thought that the backlit keyboard is only on the 15in superdrive and the 17in powerbooks.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Powerbook G4 10.3.5 ambient light sensor

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    Aluminum 12" 1.33ghz PowerBook G4 w/ 1280mb RAM, 80gb 5400rpm HD, 64mb vid RAM
    alright, makes sense.... i have a 12.

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