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My screen needs brightening - nothing I've tried has worked

I tried using the "power options", both on the battery icon and in the control panel - nothing. I also tried pressing the Fn and F7 key - also nothing. Any other ideas?

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Have you updated a Graphic driver?

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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  • Rosanne Moore
    Rosanne Moore Nov 29, 2012

    Sorry to be stupid, but not that I know of. Should I? If so, how is it done? Thanks in advance.

  • max carson
    max carson Nov 29, 2012

    Are your windows updates updated? Are your Toshiba updates installed? I don't know your OS 32 or 64bit?

  • Rosanne Moore
    Rosanne Moore Nov 29, 2012

    actually, there are some updates that need to be installed. I'll check for other updates.



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SOURCE: Fn F6 and F7 stopped

First, try to test the functionality of the Fn key by using it to alter another setting on your laptop. If it doesn't, you'll need to go to BIOS and enable the Keyboard Function option (or alike, depending on your BIOS version).
If the Fn key does work, then try to see if F6 and F7 function at all. For example, if you're using Firefox, the F6 key should highlight the entire URL of the website you're visiting. F7 brings up a "Caret Browsing"dialog box. If both keys function well, then you may want to reinstall the drivers of your graphics card. If nothing happens after the update, and if you use Vista, then go to Start, and right-click on the Computer label. From the popup menu select Manage, and in the new window go to the last listing, where you'll find a sub-entry labeled Services. Click on it, and from the list on the right, look for a service that's called Keyboard shortcuts or alike (sorry I don't remember exactly how it's labeled as I dont use Vista). Double-click this Keyboard service, and from the new windows see if it's started, and if it's set to Automatic run each time Windows loads. Then restart Windows and hopefully your LCD will dimm/brighten.

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