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kinnamonjeffrey
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why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

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Danjen
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Check your power settings. Right click on an empty spot on you desktop, click on screen saver, click on change power settings, change the plan and then advanced settings. You can set the brightness intensity there and a lot of other things that you want to happen when plugged in and not plugged in.

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onieeze
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

its because of your  settings

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go to

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\Edit Plan Settings

or u can copy and pass the link into your adress bar 

you should see 

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you would need to adjust the plan brightness once that is done you should be good 

 

 

leave a kudo if that works for u 

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kinnamonjeffrey
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Thanks Danjen, but no luck. I had tried this without result. I set the screen to the highest brightness for both DC and AC power. I also can't adjust the brightness using the function key. It's like the Dark Lord has taken over. What else can I try?

 

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Jeffrey

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Danjen
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

How is the screen brightness if you do not have the battery plugged in? You may have a problem with the power circuit.

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kinnamonjeffrey
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Danjen,

 

I think we're getting closer. When the AC adapter is NOT plugged in, the screen is not very bright. When I plug in the adapter, the screen goes VERY dim. A hardware problem?

 

Thanks again,

 

Jeffrey

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Danjen
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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Is it any different if you have the AC adaptor plugged in only and the battery is not in the notebook while the AC adaptor is plugged in?

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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

Check out this thread but make sure you have your important data backed up or you have the hard drive disconnected:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video/HP-Pavilion-G4-1125DX/m-p/1660259#M49227

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Re: why does my screen go dim when i plug in the ac adapter?

[ Edited ]

Thanks this worked!  Restarting taking out the battery and holding down the power key!  THANKS

 

 

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