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My Gateway FPD1975W monitor went very bright a couple of weeks ago. I can't get it adjusted with the Brightness or Contrast buttons on the side of the monitor or by using EZTune either. However, I don't think the problem is the monitor itself because I disconnected it from the main PC and connected it to a laptop. It looked fine when connected to the laptop. But when I reconnected it to the main PC, it's bad again. I have tried installing the latest version of the NVIDIA GeForce 6100 driver, but that didn't help.

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If you can get your hands on another monitor, try plugging that one in to your PC and see what happens. If you are sure you have the correct driver, try changing the setting for the monitor to standard VGA and see what happens.

If the video board is not integrated to the motherboard, make sure it's seated. Remove it and re-seat it anyway. Check all cables internally on the PC connected to the video board (if separate). Clean the inside of the PC if needed.

Last resort...the video baord is bad.

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