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12-31-2009 01:13 PM
Okay, so a few months ago a friend of mine bought an HP Slimline PC along with the 2009m HP 20" monitor, and, after I set it up for her at her college, we started it and ran through the setup and all of that. Then we noticed that the screen was way too bright, so I figured, turn the brightness down, so I adjusted the brightness of the screen, but it did not fix the actual picture. So I adjusted the video card setting, and in order to get it to somewhat of being correct, I had to turn the gamma, brightness, and contrast all the way down. So I told her maybe if we get the windows 7 upgrade, it could fix it, and I set up the windows 7 last night, but it still has the same problem. I also realized that, the screen was perfect when the computer was starting up, but once it reached the log-in screen, it got way too bright, so I have a feeling it's the computer, but I'm not sure. Is there anything I could do to help?
01-01-2010 12:17 AM
I'm not sure on that, I'll have to check, but why would the brightness be perfect when the computer starts up and then get too bright once it gets to the login screen. Could there be something faulty with the computer?
01-01-2010 09:11 PM
I looked up the monitor product spec's and there is nothing about an ambient light sensor so....I'll assume it doesn't have one.Are you sure when you adjusted the brightness you selected "save and return" after ?... Also make sure you're not
using a "quick view" preset (accessed by pushing the "+" button). Good Luck & hope that helps...
01-06-2010 07:53 PM
Well, it's not the monitor that is the problem, I had to adjust the Nvidia card settings in order to get the monitor to look close to right, so I'm debating if it's th monitor itself. The computer has also been BSoD-ing alot, with the "BAD_POOL_HEADER" and I'm not sure whether to have her send it in and have them look at it or if there is something I can do.
02-24-2010 07:32 PM
Mine is the same way. The backlight is way too bright which makes the colors on my screen not match my printer. I have been messing around with color profiles in Windows 7 and using misc. utilities.
Hope you have better luck than me,
02-28-2010 02:52 AM
There's nothing anyone can do about HP LCD monitors, except not recommend them to anyone. See my input at http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Monitors-and-video/HP-2009f-Too-Reflective/m-p/104676#M2221