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Screen is too dark and the function/f5 button does not help. You can see where the computer comes on but the screen is too dark for use.

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Restart the computer and press F1(sometimes F8 or F10 depends on you computer) repeatedly to enter the setup menu. from the bios menu you can change the screen brightness

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