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Major Problem...any solutions?

I have had my Inspiron 5150 for around 3 years now and today when i switched the notebook on it loaded up like usual but the brightness is so low you can only barely see the desktop. I dont know where to find the brightness controls or if there is a more serious problem with my notebook. Any solutions or ideas on how it could be fixed or if it can even be fixed.

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  • Sam Houston Jan 30, 2007

    Tried that, thanks for the advice, didnt work unfortunately. I think there might be something bigger wrong with it! Any other ideas anyone?

    Thanks in advance, Sam



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The LCD backlight may also be out.

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  • tomj23 Jan 30, 2007

    From what you describe your LCD backlight is probably not working. For the average user this is not a do it yourself job.


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Sam, If you notice on the keyboard, some keys have (2) uses. The white color is the normal key. You may notice another symbol on some of the keys usually light blue. When you hold down the (fn key. usually to the left of the space bar.) key and press the key with the sun and an up arrow that should increase the brightness. Tim

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