10-11-2011 08:38 PM
After my wife had the laptop out of the house today, I plugged it back in and the screen brightness is very dim...like what it looks like when the power cord is not in...usually, when I plug the cord back in, the screen becomes brighter...that has stopped. Any ideas to fix?
10-12-2011 06:14 AM
Here are some common ways to adjust the brightness.
Open windows Control Panel, open Windows Mobility Centre and adjust the brightness here.
On a lot of notebooks, tapping f3 will often increase the brightness ( with f2 reducing it ).
Open windows Control Panel, open Power Options, click Change Plan Settings next to your selected power plan and you can adjust the brightness here.
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01-21-2014 08:01 AM
I had this problem on my HP and finally sorted it out. I think the cat did it.
From your desktop, hold the fn button-( down on bottom left side of keyboard) and look at the function keys( you know- f1 through f12)
Still holding the fn button down, tap several times on the f button that has the sun icon plus the up arrow- on my HP, it was f10.
Don't worry that nothing changes yet- you must now restart the computer for the changes to take effect.