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    MacBookPro Keyboard Backlight "Patchy Looking"
    Hi. Okay, so it was like, a dribble of beer, a tiny amount, splashed onto my keyboard (around the YUIOP JKL NM<> section), so I instantly flipped it upside down and dried it.

    So the keys work fine, but the backlight seems to be patchy, like, (turned up full), the TYU GH BNM keys are working fully, but the ones on either side (QWER ASDF ZXCV and IOP JKL: NM<>) look a lot duller.

    Anyone know what this is? Becuz it seems to be both sides of the keyboard, almost symmetrical, that have gone duller, which makes me think that it's not just simply moisture in there.

    Cheers x

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    I know this seems like another "poured liquid on my Mac" type post, but everything works fine, its just some of the keyboard backlight has gone a bit dim (I can still adjust brightness fine). Any ideas on what that is? Any way of getting in there and cleaning it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmkjmkjmkjmkjmk View Post
    I know this seems like another "poured liquid on my Mac" type post, but everything works fine, its just some of the keyboard backlight has gone a bit dim (I can still adjust brightness fine). Any ideas on what that is? Any way of getting in there and cleaning it?
    Probably shorted the LED that lights that area, damaging it. Aside from swapping the keyboard out (check out ifixit.com), there's not a whole lot you can do.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmkjmkjmkjmkjmk View Post
    Hi. Okay, so it was like, a dribble of beer, a tiny amount, splashed onto my keyboard (around the YUIOP JKL NM<> section), so I instantly flipped it upside down and dried it.

    So the keys work fine, but the backlight seems to be patchy, like, (turned up full), the TYU GH BNM keys are working fully, but the ones on either side (QWER ASDF ZXCV and IOP JKL: NM<>) look a lot duller.

    Anyone know what this is? Becuz it seems to be both sides of the keyboard, almost symmetrical, that have gone duller, which makes me think that it's not just simply moisture in there.

    Cheers x



    i have tha same problem macbook late 2008 2,4 alu
    i buy from ebay new backlight only an i wait it to peplace

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