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Display brightness I was messing with the keyboard and made the display dark but nothing i do makes it brighter again,Any help plz

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Re: Display brightness

You should have an "Fn" key. It's between CTRL and Windows key on the lower left corner of the keyboard. Hold down the Fn key while pressing the UP arrow key.

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On the keyboard of your laptop is a "Fn" key. You need to press and hold the key down while you also press the "Up Arrow" key repeatedly. Each time you press the "Up Arrow" key while holding the "Fn" key down, the display will get progressively brighter until you reach maximum brightness. If you go too far and it gets too bright (not likely), just press the "Down Arrow" key while holding the "FN" key down until it's the perfect brightness

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<Fn> and up-arrow key Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an
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My acer aspire 5630 laptop has a very dull/dark viewing screen it is fully charged and on high performance, help plz. Cheers G.

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now look for the "FN" key.

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