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Brightness and low light not working

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I also started facing the same problem all of a sudden, but just disabling and enabling the Nvidia display adapter under device manager solved the issue. Not sure if it will help u, but should give it a try,

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SOURCE: my fn key and home for making screen light bright

You should try to determine why your Fn keys are not working... just to make certain, the Fn+Home key will increase brightness and Fn+End will decrease.

You can try the blue IBM-Access Key. In the Configure tab, you can manage the display settings.

If you cannot see your display because it is too dark, try attaching an external monitor via the vga connector.

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SOURCE: bad home key on thinkpad g41 keyboard is there an alternate way to increase brightness?

Try using Thinkvantage Application to adjust as follows:

ThinkVantage Control for Display Brightness

  • 4 Click the "Start Menu," then click "All Programs" and locate the "Access IBM" program group.
  • 5 Click "Thinkpad Configuration" and click "LCD" to open the brightness control dialog. Select the brightness from the drop-down menu and click "OK."
  • 6 Click the red "Exit" button in the upper-right corner of the Configuration utility to close it.

Read more: How to Adjust the Brightness on an IBM ThinkPad Display ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5818403_adjust-brightness-ibm-thinkpad-display.html#ixzz277iQ4g48

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

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