Yep...they want me to do a erase install today. This is a work CPU and to find the time to do this is hard. I am hoping a quick fix is out there. However, I will have to face it if it does not correct itself soon (I can still use it a bit).
Of course, this is the only Mac here and I made a big deal about it to.
Wow.. that sucks. I would unplug it and let it sit for 10 minutes, completely unplugged. Have you installed anything recently? I hope it's not the bulbs going out, although typically the go out one before the other so it would be darker at top or bottom. Unless it's the inverter board acting up, then they could both be dimmed equally. I have a hard time believing it's the board, but rather some 3rd party utility or something? Have you unplugged all 3rd party hardware?
That's crazy, I hate dealing with them. If you just boot off of the install DVD it should tell the story. If it's dim when booted off of the DVD it's not the installation that's bad, it's hardware. The backlight board (inverter board) is going bad.
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