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Suddenly, my screen is dull and dim

I rebotted my emachines M6811 an I can barely read the display. It is very dim... did I do something? is the a keyboard control for the display brightness?

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There will be a brightness switch it will be a combination of the fn key and a key with a sun symbol and an up arrow on it (usually the up cursor key) if that doesn't work i'm afraid that your backlight or inverter has died, you can get replacement parts on ebay but if you havent done this sort of repair before it may be better to take it into a shop to do, unless you are still under warantee then the manufacturor has to repair/replace, its a good idea to get everything backed up off your Hard drive first.

double check that its the backlight by pluggin the laptop into an external monitor first as if it is a backlight issue it will display fine externally

hope that helps

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You should be able to use function+f7 to dim and function+f8 to brighten.  

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