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#1 wyrdmage

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:56 AM

Alright...I recently installed a new monitor and discovered that the screen was incredilbly dark. Naturally, I turned up the brightness on the monitor, and it got better, and better....and then wouldnt go further. So the brightness is ALL the way up, and its still not as bright as it should be. This is INCREDIBLY annoying. Is there any other way to increase the screen brightness??

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:20 AM

Did you get any software/drivers with the monitor? If so, did you install them? Another thing I would suggest is to see if you can adjust the brightness through your video card.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:00 AM

No drivers for the monitor, and my vid card doesnt have gamma settings that i can find.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:02 AM

What make of monitor and video card do you have?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:19 AM

my video card is a Voodoo 4 4500. The monitor shows up as TRL/RIC DL-1750MU. Thats all I know. The monitor i got from a friend and it doesnt have any labels or anything on it.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:51 AM

If it is a second hand monitor then it may be that it is dying - it is very common for monitors to dim with age. Did your friend report any problems with it? Another thing you could try is to type the model number (TRL/RIC DL-1750MU) into google and search for the drivers.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:56 PM

He said that he never had any problems with it, and I used to watch him play games and stuff on his comp with this monitor and it was never dark before. I'll try the google thing, but the Update Driver thing couldnt find a newer version so i'm not holding out any hope. Are there any nifty little utilities out there that could help??




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