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MacBook Screen Brightness Adjustment Following Repair

If you recently had an Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro screen replacement, and find that you can't adjust the screen brightness from your keyboard, read on. This is a common problem that generally has an easy fix.

MacBook and MacBook Pro LCD screen repair is a very common service performed by Apple Certified Repair Centers. During the MacBook screen replacement process, the laptop repair company or technician selects the type of screen they plan to install on your MacBook or MacBook Pro. This is because Apple uses screens from companies like LG, Samsung, and Philips. In other words, Apple doesn't make the displays for its MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops.

Therefore, during the MacBook screen replacement process, some newer model screens may be installed on an older MacBook system, and the screen will light up and look perfect. It displays images and works as expected. If you want to know more about MacBook repair, you can also contact the best macbook air repairs in Sydney via

However, even though the screen looks great, you'll want to be sure to check that your MacBook or MacBook Pro keyboard controls are working properly. Then press the brightness keys up or down. If nothing happens after trying this, then you have a situation.

If you are in a situation, check what version of the Mac operating system you have installed on your MacBook or MacBook Pro, and:

  • If you are running Mac OS 10.5 or higher, contact the repair center that performed your LCD screen repair as there may be a hardware compatibility issue with your replacement screen.
  • If you are running Mac OS 10.4 or lower, you can often quickly solve the keyboard brightness control problem by updating your operating system to Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Once you update, check your keyboard's brightness controls to make sure they are now working properly.