Question about Gateway Acer Black ZX4971G-UW20P Desktop PC with Intel Core i3-2120 Processor,

1 Answer

No way to adjust screen brightness

The screen is way too bright for sustained use on my Windows 7 Gateway Acer ZX4971G. I have searched under the Start menu for terms like 'brightness' and come up with nothing but color adjustment. As always, I already run f.lux from http://justgetflux.com/ which helps out, but not enough, even on it's strongest settings. I have inspected the exterior for a switch or wheel to adjust brightness, to no avail. Update: While waiting for an answer, I am working around this with a combination of http://download.cnet.com/Monitor-Brightness-Reducer/3000-2072_4-10690260.html and f.lux - lifesavers!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Greenhorn:

    A rookie expert who has answered 20 questions on their first day.

  • Expert
  • 73 Answers

Hello, It is possible to adjust your brightness from your graphics settings. most likely there is a graphics icon located with the icon collection (show hidden icons) by your clock. Hope this helps Good Day

Posted on Feb 12, 2014

  • Leonard Lee
    Leonard Lee Feb 12, 2014

    If Icon is not there your can find it in Control Panel Thanks

×

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

jepito
  • 216 Answers

SOURCE: Gateway sx2800-03 compatibility problems with Samsung 2494hm

you have the wrong video driver - go to gateway and redownload the video driver and install it reboot and presto...

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

Slinteriors
  • 8617 Answers

SOURCE: computer monitor

try resoldering the vertical output IC.

Posted on May 12, 2008

  • 1705 Answers

SOURCE: lost red colors on GM4019E desktop

If 2 monitors are showing the same picture, your graphics card is at fault.

First, Click on my computer - device manager - check there are no alarms shown by the devices in your pc especially the graphics card.

If none, RMB click on your graphics card, select properties and choose the "Roll back Driver" option.

Second, look on the Gateway website, follow links for support/downloads check that you have the latest driver for your graphics card. Also note the make, model and type of your graphics card. You'll need these if it has to be replaced.

If both have been completed, then your graphics card probably needs replacing. I'd try ebay first for a good second hand. You could take this opportunity to upgrade, just make sure you buy on with the correct interface.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you adjust brightness on a Gateway ZX4971. There are no buttons on the monitor.


My Gateway monitor instructions refer to buttons located on the right side. The procedure calls for pressing the Auto button first to set the display image for the current screen resolution then pressing the Menu button to open the on-screen display (OSD) menu. You can move through the OSD menu to select parameters such as Picture (brightness).

Dec 18, 2014 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dim screen acer 5100-3019


Try going into power option settings and taking the brightness to the max there. Start, control panel, power options, then you should see a setting for battery and for plugin. Hope this helps.

Jun 21, 2014 | Acer Aspire 5100-3019 PC Notebook

1 Answer

Why won't the camera on my Gateway ZX4971G-UW20P be recognized by skype?


It might be your camera is not on the Skype support list.
What make and model laptop, with what version of Windows?
What version of Skype are you running? You can get the Skype version at Help > About Skype.
Have you tried going to Tools > Options > Video Settings? If you click on the down arrow next to the Select Webcam selection, is your camera not listed?
In Device Manager, is your camera listed under Imaging Devices?

Apr 25, 2014 | Gateway Acer Black ZX4971G-UW20P Desktop...

1 Answer

How can I adjust screen brightness with out using Fn shortcuts


go to start->control panal->display->on the left hand upper corner there is an option adjust brightness.........if unable to find then click on start->search->adjust brightness(for windows 7)

Mar 29, 2014 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

1 Answer

How do i adjust the contrast on my acer aspire 5738z laptop


@tonymclau330

Try the following:

For Windows Vista / 7
1. Press the Fn+Left Arrow Key for brightness down and Fn+Right Arrow Key for brightness up (the Fn key is located at the left side of the space bar)
2. If that won't work, go to Start > type Power Options and click on the Power options icon.

ray_tosh_6.png

3. Adjust the screen brightness bar below.
ray_tosh_11.jpg


Good luck.

Sep 07, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5630 Notebook

4 Answers

Is there any way to brighten my screen on my acer aspire 5601 lap top


Examine the keyboard. There should be a symbol on most of the function keys (F1, F2, etc.). Look for one that looks like a sun or lightbulb, either with an arrow pointing up or with the sun/lighbulb filled in. Hold the 'Fn' key, and tap the up/bright sun/lightbulb key a few times. The screen should increase in brightness.

If you cannot find the specified keys, you may be able to adjust brightness from inside Windows. Right click on the battery icon in the taskbar and open 'power options'. Look for a sun and moon with a sliding bar between them. You might also be able to adjust brightness by customizing your desktop (right click on the desktop and look for the proper menu).

Mar 22, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

1 Answer

Hi i cannot adjust the brightness on acer aspire 5610, using windows 7 can you help me pls


Hi

I have an acer 5630 and my brightness key is over on the far right bottom side of my keyboard 2 keys for brightness and 2 keys for the volume

and i hold down the Fn key down on the bottom left of my keyboard as well as the brightness up key that should brighten your screen for you i hope it works for me

and the same for the volume

Nov 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5610 Notebook

5 Answers

Cant turn the brightness down on my asus netbook


You should be able to use the "FN" key and "F5" key, press and hold the "Fn" key then while holding that key, press the "F5" key to decrease the brightness. Use the same(Fn) key and "F6" to increase the brightness.

Jan 02, 2010 | ASUS Eee 4G Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Gateway Acer Black ZX4971G-UW20P Desktop PC with Intel Core i3-2120 Processor, Logo

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18387 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Matthew Spark
Matthew Spark

Level 3 Expert

1066 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...