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COMPAQ 7500 monitor, MenuBar/Brightness Bar, Keys not working

My COMPAQ 7500 monitor MenuBar/Brightness Bar keys are not working. Even if I go into the control panel options [in hopes to bypass/ adjust it that way] it does not give me the choice to alter the brightness with a slidding bar [like I have seen others post as examples]. The other night I had dimmed the monitor since it was hurting my eyes. After I had finished typing away [and noting the hour] I shut down my computer for the night - nothing out of the norm. When I woke this morning and started up the ol' computer I notice that the dim setting still remained [granted I hadn't changed it back]. So I clicked the buttons on the face of the monitor to adjust the Menu bar/Brightness bar to get it back up to where it was before. However it tells me it is at 100% [which isn't the case at all]. It will let me dim the screen further but still believes that this 'new' setting is 100%. Have ventured around from site to site trying to find a solution. My screen brightness is a stark contrast to what it used to be and I don't know what to do to fix it. If anyone out there can please help it would be much appreciated!! Much love and thanks for your time! C:

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replace Menu buttons (Microswitches) and check 5v path
check dry points.

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