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No Picture One of my friends gave me their old lap top. The battery is dead so after pluging it in and turning it on the system boots up but the picture on the screen is so faint that you can not see it. What do I do to darken the screen. Now my next question is I am sure that it is going to want a password and she is unable to remember it how do I reset a password without knowing what the origional one is? HELP PLEASE.

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  • Jennifer Cox Feb 24, 2007

    I can barley see the screen and it lights up like it is working so I will try the 'Fn' and the arrows. I will let you know how that works.

    Thanks for the help!



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As far as the password part of the questions goes we need to know which password you are trying to get around. Is it: -The Windows password. -the BIOS or setup password. -The startup password that comes up when you first turn on the laptop. Let us know and we'll start up...

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If it's only a brigtness problem, it's normally the 'Fn' and the up/down arrows on right side of keyboard. But if you cannot see the screen at all and it is dark the backlight may faulty, which may not be worth repairing.

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