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Dull screen my pc is fully charged and on high performance but my screen is dull as if it was on power save. It is exactly the same when plugged in help Cheers G.

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Along the bottom row of keys there should be one lable function, along the top row (usually the F- keys) there will be one that looks like a star and another one that looks like a black star, hold the function key down, click on the whiter star and the screen should get brighter.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  • gheim11 Jan 25, 2011

    thanks-but it was on the bottom right.

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