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Screen brightness i use my laptop in my work truck and the screen is really dim. it really isnt that bright inside the house as well. How do I adjust it?

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You have a "FN" key in the lower left section of your keyboard. There should also be other keys with ink the same color as the FN. Look for one that has a sun and upward pointing arrow. Press both and your screen will get brighter.

If that does not work then your video inverter is starting to go bad and will have to be replaced.

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