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Adjusting Screen Brightness in Windows XP

I know the normal way to adjust the screens brightness on a macbook. However, when using the boot camp feature with Windows XP, I can't seem to figure out how to change the brightness. If someone could please help my eyes would appreciate it.


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    Same issue, no clue how to fix it - help!

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    How to adjust at monitor??


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Adjusting screen brightness on your <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.http//">Windows xp</a> loaded PC can help you conserve battery life and save energy on your computer. It also allows you to display information on your screen more clearly by making the screen brighter overall..

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Brightness is not adjusted within the windows operating system It is adjusted at the monitor. 

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Mac laptop displays minimum brightness

Check to see if there is a box right below that... Saying something along the lines of readjust to brightness of surroundings, etc!  Make sure box is unchecked for you, in regrds to your issue and then see if that helps!  I will look a little further into it for you!  Let me know if that helps though!

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SOURCE: Screen is dark or dead on my 17" Macbook Pro

This could be a backlight issue, a board issue or an inverter issue. Look at the screen closely, if there is a faint image it's either a backlight issue or inverter issue. To weed out between the two you can just order on inverter, they're 20 bucks on ebay, if that doesn't work, replace the backlight. Backlight repairs are somewhat difficult. As much as I would like to be able to tell you a quickfix that will solve backlight the problem, you'll most likely have to google for guides that show you exactly how to replace the backlight or bring it in for repairs.I work for Mac Repair NYC and i have to fix this problem a lot.

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SOURCE: on startup, white screen with question mark folder

my mac pro laptop has white screen flashing folder with question mark it fell & when i took it to the store they told me it was the hard drive so i bought a new one and it still does the same thing so how do i fix my laptop . please help

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