09-02-2011 08:28 PM
I have an HP Pavilion dv6 too - I came across your post (and Viki's "help") because my contrast was all out of whack, too (way too bright). Adjusting the gamma did nothing - but then I unplugged the power cord from the laptop, waited a second, and plugged it back in, and voila! It's all good now. Not sure why...
There's also this thread on changing colour settings - I haven't tried what they said, but may come in handy...
09-02-2011 08:37 PM - edited 09-02-2011 08:40 PM
Oh my God! It worked! Thank you so much! Such a weird problem with such a surprising yet simple solution.
Kudos to you!
09-03-2011 12:58 PM
since when you have this issue bro ?
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10-16-2012 02:21 PM
I too had a annoying contrast issue that seems to have been affecting other users. I have an HP Pavilion DV6, 6Gb RAM, with AMD Radeon 6620G/3520M APU.
Essentially - the screen contrast & colors were OK when plugged, but on battery it looked all washed out and just wansn't right.
I solved it by finding a little setting in the AMD Vision Engine Control Center (AMD video) settings. So I right-clicked on the desktop in Win7, selected the AMD Vision thingy, then, in the Power section, clicked PowerPlay, then unchecked the box marked Enable Vari-Bright. This immediately solved the problem and the contrast is the same now on battery or power.
10-25-2012 04:18 PM
YOU are a savior!!! I couldn't even see the "cherry blossom" background of my gmail with that enabled. This is fantastic!
But honestly, what is the point of that option? Just makes things invisible.
06-09-2015 12:39 PM
This is definitely a fix most of the time . fixed my issue when i was playing a game and for some reason the dark areas would be extremely dark . I was always knew it was the varibright option but I didnt listen to my gut feeling. Thanks