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Cannot control display brightness

Very bright with ac pluged in
50% bright with no ac and full battery
unable to adjust using key control






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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    Many laptops do this because of power saving mode in the bios, what procedure are you using to turn the brightness up?


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You can change the brightness from the power saving settings in the control panel.
if the dedicated keys don't work you probably need to install the drivers for the keyboard/multimedia keys, download them from the sony website.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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