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Toshiba Sat A75-SP231, Display too bright no contrast

Laptop is aToshiba Satellite A75-SP231 and the problem is the display is like... too bright, temporary solution was to enter the Video settings (ATI Driver for Radeon 9000 IGP) and turn bright and contrast to minnimum. I tested the laptop using simultaneously a CRT display wich worked normally so when bright and contrast were set to minimum, I coud see an almost normal image at the lap and a barely distinguisable image at the CRT.

In advance, thanks to all :D

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  • angav Jan 13, 2009

    Ok, Fn+F6 alll the way down and problem is still :S. It seems to be something else :S, however I didn't find any other bright nor contrast controls. :S. Any ideas

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There is a brightness setting on your keyboard on ours it is Fn F6 to turn down the brightness. Just look for a sille "sun" symbol with a downward triangle symbalizing down. Try this and get back to me if it does not fix the problem we can try something else

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 14, 2009

    did this happen all at once? did you turn the computer on and it was this way or did it gradually happen?

    I think the backlight on the laptop might be going out...kinda like a lightbulb going out, the light gets brightest right before it burns out. But it definately sound like one of the electrical components is going out on the motherboard


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You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor to improve the readability of text and to make digital pictures appear more like they'll look when printed.


To improve the results when adjusting the brightness and contrast settings for your display, use Display Color Calibration. (Display Color Calibration helps you adjust these color settings and others.)

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For a majority of laptops, there isn't a control for setting the contrast.


However, you can set the brightness of many laptops by pressing and holding the Fn key, and then pressing a function key to decrease brightness ( ) or increase brightness ( ).

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When using Display Color Calibration on a laptop, set the display to the maximum brightness setting.


Adjusting brightness automatically using adaptive brightness

Adaptive brightness is a feature in Windows that uses a light sensor to automatically adjust the display brightness to match the lighting conditions in your computer's surroundings.


To use adaptive brightness, you must have light sensors installed and enabled on your computer.


To determine if your laptop or computer monitor supports adaptive brightness, look for the Enable adaptive brightness setting in Power Options (mentioned in the following procedure) or check the information that came with your computer.


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Open Power Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Power Options.


Under any plan, click Change plan settings.

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In the list, expand Display, and then expand Enable adaptive brightness.


To turn adaptive brightness on or off when your computer is running on battery power, click On battery, and then, in the list, click On or Off.

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