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#1 odin88

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:48 AM

Hello All and before i start i would like to say Happy New Year!!
I have had this issue with my laptop for quite a while now, I had to replace a broken inverter power cable
early last year and since then when ever my machine is on battery power the
screen is very,very,very dull, using the fn (f7-f8) for the brightness has no
effect what so ever. The battery is the original that came with the machine but
still holds a good charge, my laptop is an E-System 3086 Intel M420 1.6Ghz 2.0
GB Ram running Windows 7 Ultimate, I know its not the best of machines but it
serves me well and i have had very little problems with it (fingers crossed :wink:)it
is mainly only used for surfing/email and streaming movies and football (soccer
to the american contingent !!!). Anyway i was wondering if there is some sort of
setting that i am over looking or will it be that i need to replace the battery,
(it is now four years old), though it still holds a good charge up to around 2
hours!!!.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
Iain.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:21 AM

The life of the battery should have no impact on the screen brightness. Sounds to me like a setting in windows that is not allowing it to go over a certain brightness while on battery. Since you mentioned it was just a battery issue, I'm assuming the screen is brighter when running on AC power?


Try changing the "adaptive brightness" settings as listed in this article:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Adjust-your-monitors-brightness-and-contrast
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:03 PM

The life of the battery should have no impact on the screen brightness. Sounds to me like a setting in windows that is not allowing it to go over a certain brightness while on battery. Since you mentioned it was just a battery issue, I'm assuming the screen is brighter when running on AC power?


Try changing the "adaptive brightness" settings as listed in this article:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Adjust-your-monitors-brightness-and-contrast

Hi,BeachBumLI,Thanks for the response!!! I have managed to resolve my issue by doing this....
Open Power Options in Control Panel.
On the left side, click Choose when to turn off the display.
Click Change Advanced power settings.
Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
Scroll down to Display.

Dim Display After
On Battery: 0 Minutes

Turn Off Display
On Battery: 0 Minutes

Dim Display After
On Battery: 0 Minutes

Dimmed Display Brightness
On Battery: 100%


Click OK

Thanks for your input though!!!! :thumbsup:
Iain.
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