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731N monitor I have the 731N model and right in the center of the screen is a rectangle (dark blue, lighter blue border) and inside that rectangle is the word BRIGHTNESS and then a thin box with an orange stripe and the numeral 100 to the right.  It comes back constantly, goes away after 30 seconds or so and comes right back.  I cannot figure out how to dremove it, it doesn't respond to the mouse.  Button on the bottom of the monitor do not work to remove it.  Please help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    Have the same problem.

  • malificnt Nov 19, 2007

    no idea how to fix - i tried new drivers, resetting image and color to factory default and pulling plug to reset. Nothing has worked, next step is to call samsung.

  • ciila Jan 04, 2008

    on my monitor a square box pops up with the brightness stay on for about 30second and sometime it don't go away.

  • pll8on Feb 11, 2008

    Monitor settings menu keeps popping up and is usually for
    brightness/contrast settings. Read the auto-adjust info on the
    CD but can not stop this annoying pop up problem.

  • artfox Mar 03, 2008

    Same problem - "Brightness" control notice in box suddenly appeared today 3/2/08 and won't go away. Controls on front of monitor stopped responding. I turned off computer and unplugged monitor, then reconnected and restarted - nothing helped. Monitor is about 1 year old.

  • ifrinimc May 20, 2008

    I've had the same problem with the 731N auto adjust brightness ... twice.

    I called Samsung ... they sent me a replacement that does the same thing.

    I run dual monitors and swapped top confirm ... the problem follows the monitors. It was/is the monitor.

    Last Samsungs I'll buy. Pieces of garbage.

  • D2383 Jun 08, 2008

    The Brightness screen stays on constantly. Sometimes if I hold the Auto button down for a long time it will turn off. Mostly it doesn't. I've tried blowing out the vents and it did allow me to turn the monitor off. Before the monitor would not turn off at all.

  • rizzolaverne Sep 13, 2008

    This just started today, (9-13-08) and we have had heavy rain and it is rather humid. I hope it does not continue after the humidity dies down.

    I bought this I bought this in early 2007 and I really hoped it would last long than this. We always shut off the monitor to prevent the "burning" of an inage to the screen. We took good care of it.

    I won"t be buying another samsung monitor.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    it makes me crazy... it's non stop popping.. what should i do.. it really annoys me..



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Posted on Sep 15, 2008


My samsung monitor pops the "brightness" menu up every thirty seconds or so, and it's making me really mad. There's nothing I know of that can fix it. It's about to go sailing six stories out my window...

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The higher the humidity the more often it occurs even to the point of never going off at 85% relative humidity. Why does Samsung make this stuff?

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