The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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Screen brightness using f2 key

My screen is very dim. Even using the F2 key doesn't help. I can't even see what is on the screen enough to make system changes, but I can see something there. It is so dim. The screen was replaced because it was broken. It is new.

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The f1 & f2 controls brightness on some machines. Try the F10 key for up, the F9 key for down.

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Depending which MacBook he has the F2 key might change his brightness. On my MacBook the F1 and F2 keys control screen brightness.

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F9 and F10 controls Spaces on my machine.

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You're correct maj. I looked at another MacBook keyboard and it was the f1 & f2. Good catch.

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If it's dim enough that you can't make system changes, and if Mayer's tip doesn't work, then it sounds like there may be a problem with the backlight. I would take it back to whoever you had change the screen. If you did it yourself, let us know, and we can proceed with next steps.

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